Kids Shouldn’t Have to Leave the State to Get Critical Residential Treatment
By the time Skylar was a teenager, his mother was serving a life sentence for manslaughter. His biological father was homeless, addicted to drugs and completely uninvolved in his life. As a result, Skylar began to spiral into destructive behaviors, such as theft, assault and defiance toward authority.
Striving to Find Foster Parents in America’s Largest Muslim Community
Nuzhat Jawed is a Muslim woman who moved from Pakistan to Sterling Heights, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. She has two adopted children, both Muslim, and has acted as a foster parent for dozens more, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Uniform Definition of Positive Youth Development Is Long Overdue
by Chuck Jackson Positive youth development (PYD) is the paramount responsibility of all who work in education, after school programs, juvenile justice, treatment, and community programs in North America and abroad.
Starr Commonwealth CEO Wins Child Welfare Leadership Award
Starr Commonwealth CEO Marty Mitchell was awarded the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award by the Milwaukee-based Alliance for Children and Families, a membership group representing 360 youth and family service providers around the country.