Notorious Los Angeles Children’s Shelter Was Once a ‘House of Horrors,’ Lawsuit Alleges
Survey Shows Frustration with Foster Care from Within The System
A new national survey of the people involved in the child welfare system paints a dismal picture of the state of foster care.
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.
When Children Suffer: California to Funnel Billions into Mental Health Overhaul
The Newsom administration plans to spend $4.4 billion addressing mental health needs among young people. But will it come soon enough?
Improving Low-Quality Mental Health Services From Within the Foster Care System
Many former foster youth avoid mental health services because of the low-quality care they received, writes Aliyah Zeien.
The Veiled Epidemic: Confronting Mental Health Challenges in the Foster Care System
I hid my mental health struggles because of judgment from others about whether one is “stable” or not, writes Nileh Irsan.
Threatened with Investigations and Foster Care, Texas Parents and Advocates Fight for Transgender Youth
In Texas, an employee with the state child welfare agency is among the first parents to be investigated for accessing gender-affirming medical care for her child after an order from Gov. Greg Abbott.
Child Welfare Professionals Need to Support Foster Youth’s Mental Health
As someone who grew up as a ward of the state, I know first hand how mental health affected me throughout my life, writes Fabian Tolan.
Positive Self-Talk As a Way to Handle Tough Moments
Saying positive mantras was the only thing I could do because I didn’t have a support system, writes Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks.