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.

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry


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. 


    In New York, More Data Needed to Help Students in Foster Care, Experts Say

    Educational researchers say data being kept by New York and other states is not sufficient to drill down on where schools are failing to support foster youth and to serve their particular needs.