Do Not Diminish the Importance of Small Beginnings

Paul DiLorenzo laments that fact that tremendous community innovations in child welfare is not a focal point of efforts to reform the system

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Lawmakers Back Funding for Foster Sibling Pilot Programs

A key group of Congress members is crediting a former foster youth with inspiring them to introduce legislation that would fund pilot programs for sibling groups in foster care.


A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families

Sche'lang’en Village, which opened in 2017, is a housing development that preserves Native American families by providing support and opportunities for transformational life changes.

Kids County 2021 Report Paints Troubling Picture of Pandemic Effects


Influential Kids Count 2021 Report Paints Troubling Picture of Pandemic Effects

This year’s Kids Count Data Book, an annual snapshot of the well-being of children, paints a troubling picture of how the pandemic affected American families.

Jeanette Vega and Bianca Shaw write New York families should be supported, but not through ACS.


Expand Support for Families, But Not Inside the Child Welfare System

New York City should invest in support for families, but Black and brown parents have opposed programs overseen by the child welfare system.


Dignity for Moms: N.C. Bill Would Ban Shackling of Incarcerated Women in Childbirth

North Carolina is expected to ban the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth, according to a published report.

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Lynn Johnson takes role at CityServe


Former Trump Child Welfare Official Takes on Role at Faith-Based CityServe

Lynn Johnson, former President Donald Trump’s top child welfare official, is now running children’s initiatives for CityServe, a national faith-based nonprofit.

Lynn Johnson, the new vice president of children’s initiatives for CityServe.

As New York legalizes marijuana, parent advocates push child welfare agencies to be less punitive


As New York Legalizes Marijuana, Parent Advocates Push Child Welfare Agencies to Adapt

New York has become the 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana. And the new law makes clear that parents should not be judged for using it.


Study: Most Unexpected Infant Suffocation Deaths Occur in Unsafe Sleep Conditions

The great majority of infants who unexpectedly suffocated and died in their sleep in recent years were bedded in unsafe sleeping conditions, according to a new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that underscores decades-old public health guidelines.