Through Rose-Colored Lenses

5/16/2022

Through Rose-Colored Lenses

Youth Voice Writing Contest essay winner Jessica Castillo writes about how safety can sometimes be with a foster youth's biological family.

5/16/2022

The Challenge of Changing America’s Amorphous, Limitless Neglect Laws

Diane Redleaf reviews some promising developments for those interested in sharpening the definition of neglect in child welfare law

Texas Supreme Court allows child abuse investigations into families of transgender teens to continue

5/13/2022

Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Abuse Investigations into Families of Transgender Teens to Continue

The state child welfare agency in Texas can once again investigate families that provide gender-affirming care

The U.S. Government Releases Landmark Investigation Into the Brutal Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools

5/11/2022

The U.S. Government Releases Landmark Investigation Into the Brutal Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools

The Department of Interior released a 102-page report on the devastation and cruelty imposed on Indigenous communities through Indian boarding schools.

Will California sidestep federal “work first” welfare rules?

5/4/2022

Will California Sidestep Federal “Work First” Welfare Rules?

California is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule is hindering that.

Illinois Took His Kids and Gave Them Back Three Times

4/22/2022

The State Took His Kids Three Times. And Three Times It Gave Them Back.

In Southern Illinois, many families suspected of neglect cycle through the child welfare system. Too often they don’t get the help they need.

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

4/21/2022

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.

Advocates say California should send $2,000 per child to poorest families

4/19/2022

Advocates Say California Should Send $2,000 Per Child to Poorest Families

Anti-poverty organizations are calling for California to target some of its projected surplus to families making up to $30,000 a year.

New York Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Womb-to-Foster Care Pipeline’

4/13/2022

New York Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Womb-to-Foster Care Pipeline’

In New York, a new campaign calls for passage of a bill that would require consent before drug testing a new or pregnant mother.