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Investments in “Family Resource Centers” Spread Nationwide, But Some Parent Advocates Disapprove of Link to Child Protection Agencies

Supporters of family resource centers say they help families, but some believe the centers are unsafe as long as they're tied to child welfare agencies.


With Federal Aid in Hand, New York City Funds Big Boost to Youth Supports

The New York City record budget of nearly $100 billion includes major boosts to programs that could benefit the most vulnerable children.

Jeanette Vega and Bianca Shaw write New York families should be supported, but not through ACS.


Expand Support for Families, But Not Inside the Child Welfare System

New York City should invest in support for families, but Black and brown parents have opposed programs overseen by the child welfare system.


New York City Mayor Announces Major Expansion of Foster Care Early Prevention Program

New York City will expand an experimental approach to preventing child abuse and neglect, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, describing it as key to the city’s COVID-19 recovery and his broader efforts to address racial equity before the end of his term early next year.

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New York City’s New Human Services Chief Has Deep Roots in Child Welfare

New York City’s newly named official in charge of health and human services comes with professional experience that neither of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent appointees for the position has had: deep roots in child welfare issues.


New York City’s Unfinished School Bus Contracts Could Leave Foster Youth in Particular Peril

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and Chancellor Richard Carranza (far right) tour Bronx Collaborative High School in late August. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
New daily coronavirus cases remain low in New York City, and schools open in less than three weeks.

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    Foster Care Workers Face Coronavirus Risk With Uncertain Hazard Pay, Testing Access

    In late March, Loretta Wright had a frontline view of how bad the coronavirus pandemic had become in her home borough of the Bronx, with over 8,600 hospitalized at the time. 

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    New York City Council Pushes De Blasio Admin: What’s the Plan for Troubled Youth Detention Centers?

    New York City Council confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration today on a steady increase in the use of force in two youth detention facilities. “We all agree there’s a problem, the numbers lay that out,” said Manhattan Councilman Keith Powers (D), chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, to a group of administration officials who appeared to testify.


    Can Trained, Paid Peer Support Help New York City Keep Foster Parents?

    When Roxanne Williams became a foster parent four years ago, she started in the deep end of the parenting pool. New York City child welfare workers brought her a boy with limited English on a Friday afternoon and left after confirming her home was safe, leaving Williams to muddle through their first days together on her own.