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In Minnesota, ‘Lifebooks’ Create Personal Archives for Young People in Out-of-Home Care

12/5/2022

In Minnesota, ‘Lifebooks’ Create Personal Archives for Young People in Out-of-Home Care

Elliott Odendahl shows her lifebook in her office, where she works as a therapist. Photo by Nicole Neri.
The records Arnisia Coleman has of her childhood are mostly court documents. Judges’ orders on foster care placements dating back to when she was 3.

Buffalo Students Voice Concerns Over Suspensions in a Restorative Justice Circle

11/10/2022

Buffalo Students Voice Concerns Over Suspensions in a Restorative Justice Circle

Buffalo, New York students spoke candidly on suspensions and how school norms make them feel in a recent restorative justice circle.

Civil Rights Committee to Investigate Discrimination Against Black New York Families in the Child Welfare System

9/30/2022

Civil Rights Committee to Investigate Discrimination Against Black New York Families in the Child Welfare System

This week, the United States Commission on Civil Rights approved an investigation into whether New York's child welfare system has violated Black families' rights.

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United Nations Committee Suggests the U.S. Change or Repeal Major Child Welfare Policies

9/7/2022

UN Committee Suggests the US Change or Repeal Major Child Welfare Policies

A UN committee to end racial discrimination said Congress and the Biden administration should amend or repeal certain child welfare policies.

Illustration of a family of four, including one baby, with all but the baby wearing masks for story "Fewer Hennepin County Children in Foster Care are Reunified with Family"

8/10/2022

Fewer Hennepin County Children in Foster Care are Reunified with Family

In Minnesota's most populous county, fewer children in the foster care system are going home to their families.

Study Finds Maternal Mortality Rate Climbed Early in the Pandemic

7/18/2022

Study Finds Maternal Mortality Rate Climbed Early in the Pandemic

After the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, maternal mortality in the U.S. increased by about one-third, according to a recent study.

    How Hidden Foster Care Harms Children and Parents of Color

    7/7/2022

    How Hidden Foster Care Harms Children and Parents of Color

    After her own experience as a kinship caregiver, Aubrey Edwards-Luce hopes the Children's Bureau can better support kin caregivers and promote racial justice.

    Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care

    6/30/2022

    Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care

    Legal counsel should be guaranteed, especially when your rights as a parent are on the line, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.

    Should Social Workers Interview Children Separated from their Parents? Debate in Minnesota Continues

    5/24/2022

    Should Social Workers Interview Children Separated from their Parents? Debate in Minnesota Continues

    A new provision in Minnesota emphasizes the need for private interviews of children in the most serious cases of maltreatment — but not every case.