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What Child Welfare Can Learn from the Recovery Community

3/9/2021

Compromise Is Good, Except When It Comes to Ethics

Many years ago, I served in Pennsylvania state government and among my responsibilities was the development and implementation of family resource centers (FRCs), which are community-based family support programs that provide easily accessible services in a culturally relevant manner.

1/12/2021

Trump Finalizes 11th-hour Rule Change Allowing Religious and Sex-Based Discrimination

Among the many ways Donald Trump is seeking to leave a lasting imprint on the government in the final days of a beleaguered presidency, the administration this week erased Obama-era rules that prohibited publicly funded, faith-based social service providers from discriminating on the basis of factors such as sexual orientation or religion.

10/12/2020

Federal Court Grants Christian Adoption Group in New York Tentative Permission to Continue Barring Same-Sex Couples

Judge Mae D’Agostino. Photo: Newsbreak.com
A federal judge in New York granted temporary reprieve last week to a Christian adoption agency, ruling that the organization could continue arranging adoptions while litigation proceeds over its faith-based refusal to place children with same-sex adoptive parents. 

8/21/2020

House Democratic Report Rips Waiver Allowing LGBTQ Discrimination

Two significant developments occurred this week that have the potential to shape the limits of how far faith-based, publicly funded child welfare agencies can go in selectively choosing what foster or adoptive parents they are willing to work with.

8/13/2020

Religious Discrimination Case Moves Forward in South Carolina

A Catholic mother’s lawsuit alleging bedrock religious discrimination by South Carolina’s largest child-placement agency with the blessing of state and federal officials may proceed, a federal judge ruled this week, rejecting calls to throw out her case.

Youth Services Insider

2/25/2020

Could Supreme Court Decision Lead to Pseudo-Bans on LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents?

As we reported yesterday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case related to the constitutionality of faith-based discrimination in child welfare. Some religiously affiliated providers, lead among them Catholic Social Services (CSS), want that right.

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    2/24/2020

    Supreme Court Sets Up Referendum on Faith-Based Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether faith-based child welfare providers have a constitutional right to discriminate against certain foster and adoptive parents, even if it’s done with taxpayer dollars.

    Youth Services Insider

    1/3/2020

    The ‘20s and Youth Services: A Guess at What Comes Next

    The last calendar year of the ‘10s has come and gone, and the fields of child welfare and juvenile justice move on to a new decade. For the past two weeks, The Imprint has counted down some of our top storylines from 2019.

    12/24/2019

    Top Stories of 2019: The Faith-Based Battle Comes to Washington

    We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.