Minnesota child welfare
Minnesota Wrestles with Foster Care’s Role in Breaking up Black Families
On Dec. 3, a 28-year-old black mother lost her parental rights to her four children – ages 1 to 9 – in a Minnesota courtroom, just outside the Twin Cities. Instead of opening presents with their mother, the children spent Christmas with a white family two hours away.
Federal Commission Right to Raise Flags on New Parents with Histories of Child Abuse
In March, the national Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities issued its final report, “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.” In my opinion, one item in this strategy is of particular note because it represents a step away from traditional (and insufficiently effective) approaches, is especially effective and entails little cost.