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Making Holiday Traditions for Foster Youth
On this week’s podcast, we discuss some headlines that seem to emanate in part from workforce woes, a lawsuit over anonymous reporting, one state’s effort to adjust child welfare policy after marijuana legalization, and missing school while locked up.
Congressional Investigations, States Investigating Themselves, and More
On this week’s podcast, we discuss some news out of Tennessee that makes a congressional inquiry look bad, and two stories that highlight the intrinsic problem with states investigating alleged abuse within foster care.
Foster and Homeless Youth in New York City Take to the Stage, Full of Pride and a Loud, Clear Voice
On a Manhattan stage this week, young people rendered art from the troubles of those who grow up in foster care and in homeless shelters.
Minnesota’s New Foster Youth Ombuds Grew Up in the System and Vows to Help Others Like Her
Misty Coonce brings personal and professional experience to the table as the state’s first-ever foster youth ombudsperson.
Why Foster Parents Stop Fostering
On this week’s podcast, we discuss some upcoming online conversations on self-sufficiency and navigating the holidays, The Imprint’s “Born of History” series, and more information on the Biden administration’s interest in updating a key piece of the Family First Prevention Services Act.
More States Seek To Curb Anonymous CPS Reports Against Parents
California and Texas have created a system of “confidential reporting” to replace anonymous hotline calls.
From Pain to Politicking
In part three of the series Born of History, Andres “Dre” Thornock embarks on a political path that leads them back to the Tulalip reservation.
Reconnection and Reconciliation, Seeking a Way Back
In part two of the series Born of History: A Tulalip Youth’s Journey to Indigenize Child Welfare, Andres “Dre” Thornock leaves tribal land.
Born of History
Part one in the three-part series Born of History, about one youth’s journey through a tribal foster care system and into a life of advocacy.