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During the Pandemic, Children of Incarcerated Parents Struggle To Be Seen
Georgia Dissolves Child Abuse and Neglect Registry
Georgia will no longer maintain its child abuse registry, which launched four years ago to help investigators quickly identify and locate substantiated cases and keep tabs on the scale of the problem.
The Pandemic Reawakened My PTSD
For Foster Youth, Coronavirus Piles Grief Upon Grief
The siblings – a teen and a pre-teen – waited for good news that never came. Their mother was sick, and doctors suspected it was COVID-19, the potentially deadly disease barreling through New York.
Outrage Over Looting Misses Point, Young People in Los Angeles Say
Eight years after her 14-year-old cousin was shot and killed by law enforcement during a mental health crisis, Los Angeles youth activist E.V. is closely watching the protests against police brutality that have now gripped every major American city.
Older Foster Youth Can Feel Unprepared to Navigate Mental Health Care, Study Finds
When James McIntyre left the foster care system at age 21, he said good riddance to therapy. It had never helped him much, and it felt like a chore.
“Therapy was thrown at me.
Manhattan District Attorney Investing $2 Million to Prevent Youth Sex Trafficking
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced that his office will award $2 million over three years to develop an intervention to address youth sex trafficking in New York City.
“In case after case, we see traffickers target children and teens, particularly those in our child welfare system or those who have run away from home,” said Vance, in a press release.
‘Your Father is as Worthless as Your Mother’
“Your father is as worthless as your mother.”
Those words – said by a caseworker to a 13-year-old child whose parents were addicted to heroin – jumped out at me as I read the case file.
Mentoring Presents a Real Opportunity in Addressing Childhood Trauma
In the late 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente published a landmark study showing that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s overall health and well-being as they enter adulthood.