How Much Do State Child Welfare Systems Connect the Dots? Feds Want to Find Out
The U.S. Administration for Children and Families wants to gain a national picture of what state child welfare systems know about the children and families they serve.
A Longtime Oakland Educator Speaks to the Vital Role of School for Youth Leaving Lockups
Hattie Tate has been an educator in the Bay Area for the past quarter century and for the last decade, she's connected youth leaving detention to education and other resources.
Path to Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds Overlooks Tribal Programs, Experts Say
Tribal communities often utilize time-tested practices to heal families, which don't always align with the Western scientific standards that pave the way to federal foster care prevention funding.
2020 Child Maltreatment Data: A Breakdown
An annual federal report on child maltreatment confirms what other data has already suggested: That during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, reports and investigations of abuse and neglect plummeted, in large part due to the absence of child care workers and school personnel from the lives of many children in that time frame.
Virtual Home Visits Likely ‘Here to Stay’ After Pandemic Fades, Survey Finds
People in the child welfare field, like folks in virtually all occupations, are still trying to figure out exactly what the “new normal” will look like when (and if) COVID-19 fades to a lower-level public health concern.
National Foster Care Population Down 4% Amid Pandemic
The number of youth living in the formal foster care system in America dropped significantly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data collected by The Imprint, declining 4% in the first 12 months of the nation’s response to the ongoing health crisis.
One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track
New research out of Stanford proposes a practice for better classroom relations between kids who have been jailed and their teachers.
Kids with Foster Care Experience Report More Oral Health Problems Than Their Peers
Minnesota youth who have foster care experience are significantly more likely than their non-foster peers to report each of five dental problems and markedly less likely to report receiving dental care.
Study Finds Pandemic Has Placed An ‘Untold’ Toll on Young Adults’ Food, Housing Security
The coronavirus pandemic took an “alarming” toll on the food security, housing stability and mental health of millions of young people in the United States — especially among Black people and other people of color — according to a new study.