Finding Safety Through Roots


Finding Safety Through Roots

It's important that young people of color in foster care find a safe space to learn about their cultural identity, writes Nelly Braxton.

Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care


A Call for Black Joy

Kenyon Lee Whitman urges Black people to seek moments of joy In the aftermath of yet another racist tragedy in America.

Collaborative Models Can Better Serve Families


Three Conversations Every Child Welfare System Should Have to Start 2022

Paul DiLorenzo describes three conversations that child welfare leaders in every state should be having as 2022 begins.


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.


New York City Lawmakers, Moms Push Sweeping Changes to Child Maltreatment Reporting System

Lawmakers joined New York City parents Monday for a virtual rally in support of an ambitious reform package that would bar anonymous child abuse and neglect reports, arm parents with Miranda-style rights when they are accused and require written consent for drug testing new and expecting mothers in hospitals.

Youth Services Insider


Colleagues Mourn Death of Phyllis Brunson, Celebrate Her Advocacy for Kids, Families

Phyllis Brunson of the Center for the Study of Social Policy. Photo courtesy of CSSP.
For over a quarter-century, Phyllis Brunson elevated the voices of marginalized young people and their families as they sought to reshape the course of their lives.


    Minnesota Counties, Workers Sued in Death of Child in Foster Care

    The trustee for relatives of a 17-month-old girl who was beaten to death in an unlicensed Minnesota foster home has filed a wrongful death suit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis against two counties, a foster mother and social workers whom she alleges failed to protect the toddler. 


    New York City’s Mistaken Child Welfare Priorities

    Once again, New York City is reeling from the murder of a child. The circumstances around the killing of 10-year-old Ayden Wolfe are eerily familiar – a vulnerable mother, a new partner with a history of violence and the loss of an innocent child.


    ‘We Don’t Come In and Help, and Then Leave’

    Kym Hardy Watson is the first woman of color and former foster youth to lead the Brooklyn-based service provider co-founded by the widow of Alexander Hamilton.