Biden Administration Proposes Easing Foster Care Licensing Barriers for Relatives
The government wants to give states the option to allow relatives caring for children to receive the same financial help as foster parents.
I Had Help Finding my Voice. Others Deserve the Same.
My experience in kinship care was far different from other youth who were living with foster parents or in group homes, writes Sierra Planck.
How Hidden Foster Care Harms Children and Parents of Color
After her own experience as a kinship caregiver, Aubrey Edwards-Luce hopes the Children's Bureau can better support kin caregivers and promote racial justice.
Honoring the Life of Ma’Khia Bryant: An Ombudsperson for Foster Youth in Ohio
In the year since an Ohio police officer killed Ma'Khia Bryant, a teenager in foster care, the state has created an ombuds office for youth and families.
Looming Questions, 2022 Edition
As we approach year three of the coronavirus pandemic, here are child welfare and youth justice stories Youth Services Insider is watching.
Report Recommends Extending Foster Care-Type Supports to Kinship Families
A report from Generations United and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommends extending foster care-type supports to kin caregivers, including grandparents.
Get Kids with Kin, and Quickly
Research tells us that children in foster care fare much better when living with their family, but too often, there are barriers to kin placement, writes Vivek Sankaran.
New York Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Kin Caregivers are Denied Rights by Foster Care System
Legal advocates for children in New York City have filed a class-action lawsuit class-action lawsuit against the city and state alleging child welfare officials unjustly prevent relatives from becoming foster parents.