To Jaden Smith, on Misunderstanding Foster Care
Dear Jaden, In the spirit of foster care awareness month, I cannot let you get away with this one. In your recent duet with your sister Willow, you say the following: …”We don’t have no parents all the misfits are foster kids.”
I Needed More Than Quick Fix Medication
by Michael Place I recently came across an article written in 2011, by Huffington Post blogger Kaitlin Burnett entitled: “Medicating Foster Kids: Not the Travesty It Seems?” A provocative title, that did its job and reeled me in.
The Case Against Youth-Led Advocacy
by Michael Place Which model would you prefer for child welfare reform advocacy: A youth-led program, or a youth-adult partnership? The former model (we’ll call it YLM) calls for youth to set their own agenda and to lead and carry out their own initiatives.