9/19/2022

The Fall of Child Poverty, and Home Visiting’s Looming Fiscal Cliff

On this week’s podcast we discuss a major drop in the use of powerful psych meds on California foster youth, and discuss how child welfare metrics behaved during the prolonged decline in child poverty that was recently analyzed by Child Trends.

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First-of-its-kind Survey Examines Trauma and Healing Among Indigenous Survivors of Family Separation

8/29/2022

First-of-its-kind Survey Examines Trauma and Healing Among Indigenous Survivors of Family Separation

Researchers in Minnesota are collaborating on a survey of Indigenous survivors of family separation to document the abuse and participants' ways of coping.

Collaborative Models Can Better Serve Families

8/23/2022

The Six Circles of Uncertainty

Paul DiLorenzo describes six circles of uncertainty in the child welfare system that create an orbit of frustration for families

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

8/12/2022

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

A group of parents and nonprofits is suing the Pennsylvania child welfare agency over its practice of placing people on a child abuse registry without a hearing.

Illustration of a family of four, including one baby, with all but the baby wearing masks for story "Fewer Hennepin County Children in Foster Care are Reunified with Family"

8/10/2022

Fewer Hennepin County Children in Foster Care are Reunified with Family

In Minnesota's most populous county, fewer children in the foster care system are going home to their families.

Image of a non-identifiable young person in jeans and a t-shirt on a couch with his hands folded for story "New York City Community Teams Aim to Meet Psychiatric Needs of Low-Income Youth"

8/10/2022

New York City Community Teams Aim to Meet Psychiatric Needs of Low-Income Youth

A new team of community workers is providing 24-hour psychiatric support to low-income youth in Brooklyn, with plans to expand citywide.

    A Unique Support Group Helps Parents of Children in Foster Care

    8/3/2022

    A Unique Support Group Helps Parents of Children in Foster Care

    Support groups led by Parents Anonymous serve parents with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence challenges.

    8/3/2022

    To All My Relations, ICWA Matters

    Marshal Galvan reflects on the continued importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act, decades after its passage.

    Some COVID Orphans in California Will Get Help

    8/2/2022

    Some COVID Orphans in California Will Get Financial Help

    California has set aside $100 million for trust funds for children from low-income families who lost parents to COVID-19, which they can access when they turn 18.