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The Power of Community
In October, I attended the Blueprint for Success Conference hosted by John Burton Advocates for Youth, which brings together professionals who support foster youth in higher education. After a few years of the conference being on hiatus because of the pandemic, we were finally able to convene.
Collaborative Efforts Can Better Serve Families
When combined, government and community efforts to support the complex economic and health needs of families are stronger.
The Sounding Board
In this installment of The Sounding Board, Dee Wilson reviews what we know about chronic maltreatment and how to stop the path to it
A Mixed Message on Juvenile Justice from Governor Newsom
On September 29, California Governor Newsom (D) took two critical but contradictory actions on behalf of youth offenders. He signed The Youth Bill of Rights, AB 2417, which makes it a law that all kids who end up in any of our juvenile facilities should live in safe, healthy, and clean conditions.
We Can Reduce the Need for Special Education through Better Drug Treatment
Pregnant women struggling with drug addiction need early and effective paths to sobriety, writes Darcy Olsen.
Seeing, Humanizing and Affirming Black Boys in Foster Care and Adoption
Demontea Thompson connects the racist remarks of an L.A. councilmembers to the broader conversation about race and foster care
Narrowing Mandated Reporting Laws that Fuel Hyper-Surveillance
It’s time for New York city and state to use every tool available to replace mandated reporting with community support, writes Nora McCarthy.
Why the Supreme Court Must Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act
The Supreme Court should uphold the federal law that protects the well-being of Native children by keeping them connected to their families, their tribes and their culture, the authors write.
Out of State, Out of Mind
Although Washington, D.C.'s child welfare agency director says they don't take children out of their homes, that's not always true.