Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health
The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Health Agencies Seek Ban on Gender-affirming Health Care for Children, Medicaid Recipients
Two Florida health agencies last week made cases to bar transgender children and residents using Medicaid from gender-affirming health care.
The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies
When government policies hold a group in disfavor, the child welfare community can do more to speak up for families, writes Paul DiLorenzo.
Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child
In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.
The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth in Texas
As leaders in Texas take actions against LGBTQ youth and their families, The Imprint follows developments.
Illinois Enhancing Support for LGBTQ Youth
Illinois will beef up services and existing mandatory training for staff members, partner organizations and foster care providers to improve how LGBTQ people are treated within the child welfare system.
Lack of Shelter Beds in New York Leaves LGBTQ Youth At Risk During Pandemic
Last week, a 19-year-old with nowhere to stay in a city being ravaged by coronavirus made a desperate phone call to Trinity Place, a 10-bed shelter for LGBTQ youth on the Upper West Side.
Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government and the public to track how well the system is meeting its ultimate goal — to place all children into stable and loving homes.