ARTICLE TAG

permanency

8/19/2021

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

permanency

9/8/2020

Child Welfare Must Keep To Its Permanency Timelines

Twenty-five years ago, I testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to bring attention to the need for a new paradigm in foster care. The system needed to put a child’s need to love and be loved, to trust and to form attachments, as the paramount concern of a system that was established for children who were removed from their biological family due to abuse and neglect. 

6/15/2020

Let’s Root Out Racism in Child Welfare, Too

This is a moment that should not be wasted. Seemingly everyone who wants to be on Martin Luther King Jr.’s side of the arc of justice has issued uncommonly strong criticism of structural racism in the United States, including many who have played an outsize role in shaping America’s child welfare system.

Youth Services Insider

5/8/2020

Free Online Training Platform Launched for Adoption and Guardianship Workers

Two federally funded training programs on adoption and guardianship competency are now available for free to help professionals involved in finding permanent homes for children who the courts have ruled cannot return to their parents.

Texas Not Moving Fast Enough to Move Foster Children out of Hotels and Offices, Attorneys Say

4/27/2020

Virtual Visits Are An Abandonment of Foster Children

Across the country, state and county child welfare systems are trying to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, balancing concerns for the safety of the almost 700,000 children who go through the foster care system with the health of the child welfare workers who make visits to make sure they’re alright.

4/16/2020

Families in Limbo: Coronavirus Hobbles Reunifications from Foster Care

This week was supposed to be a triumphant one for a Northern California mother of two, a 39-year-old home health aide. Soon after a long-scheduled court date at the Sonoma County Hall of Justice this week, she imagined she would soon be able to gather her 1-year-old daughter in her arms at last and end what has been the most terrifying experience of her life: the seven months her toddler has spent in foster care.

Youth Services Insider
Family First Act

3/30/2020

Feds Lay Out Minimum Expectations for Child Welfare Courts During Coronavirus

As juvenile and family courts around the country settle into emergency postures during a period of national social distancing, one of the nation’s top child welfare officials issued a reminder of the legal steps that must be taken in order for federal dollars to flow from Title IV-E, a multi-billion dollar entitlement that helps pay for family preservation, foster care and adoption.

1/23/2020

Latonia vs. Chisago County: The Appeals Court Looks for Answers

Earlier this week, The Imprint published a three-part series on Latonia Rolbiecki, an African American grandmother in Minnesota who has pursued custody of her grandson for nearly four years while he lives in Chisago County foster care.

1/20/2020

Latonia vs. Chisago County: The Trial for Tavon

This is the third in a series of three articles about Latonia Rolbiecki’s fight to adopt her grandson. Click here to read part one, and click here to read part two.