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This Child Was Not Made Out of Love

Youth Voice writer Thalia Bernal considers what pregnancy can mean for foster youth who have experienced abuse.

Improving California's Deadly Record of Outcomes for Black Births


How to Improve California’s Deadly Record of Outcomes for Black Births

California Gov. Gavin Newsom should sign SB 65 to put the state on a better path to positive outcomes for Black pregnant people, the authors write.


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, a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


A Keychain, a Box of Chocolates, and a Certificate of Emancipation

Emancipation Day. Also known as the worst day of my young adult life. Although I wasn’t prepared to actually leave foster care, I had anticipated this day ever since I entered, nine years earlier.

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The Opioid Bill, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

The House and Senate wrapped up a deal on a sprawling bill meant to assist states in fighting the opioid epidemic, which claimed 50,000 lives last year and has contributed to a five-year surge in the number of youth in foster care.

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Study: Half of Kids Born to Teen Moms in Foster Care Will Wind Up in Foster Care Themselves

Half of children born to mothers in foster care will also enter into the child welfare system by their second birthday, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Pediatrics.  


    In New York, State and City Diverge on Family First Act

    One of the most difficult jobs in government is deciding whether or not to take children from parents who have been accused of child abuse, and place them in foster care.

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    Lifeline for Federal Home Visiting Program In Senate Spending Bill, Not in House Plan

    The Senate’s continuing resolution (CR) includes a five-year level extension of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which funds states to place professionals with new and expecting mothers.


    Teen Pregnancy Prevention Cuts Will Affect At-Risk Youth Across the Country

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly cut short grants for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. These cuts will affect more than 80 institutions and organizations that reach some of the most at-risk youth across the country.