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Study Finds Pandemic Has Placed An ‘Untold’ Toll on Young Adults’ Food, Housing Security
The coronavirus pandemic took an “alarming” toll on the food security, housing stability and mental health of millions of young people in the United States — especially among Black people and other people of color — according to a new study.
Illinois on Cusp of Bias Training Requirement for Mandated Child Welfare Reporters
Illinois teachers and others who look after children in a nonparental role may soon have to be taught how to recognize and eliminate their own racial and ethnic biases as mandated reporters of potential child abuse and neglect.
Young, Gifted, & Black
Sade Daniels presents her poem Young, Black & Gifted, an artistic critique of the present treatment of Black girls in American foster care
The Privilege of Innocence: Ma’Khia Bryant and The Adultification of Black Girls in Foster Care
There is no perfect way to be a child in foster care. As a 30-year-old Black woman and foster youth alumni, I reflect daily on my decisions as a traumatized youth in care and the grace that was not always granted to me.
We Need a New System That Values Black Families
The child welfare system has historically over-policed Black and brown families, and provided subpar care for Black and brown children. Focused more on separation than family preservation, America’s “child protective system” has been rooted in injustice and racist ideology that punishes the poor and families of color.
From One Parent to Another: A Letter to Paula Bryant
Angela Braxton, a Black parent who experienced the removal of her children, writes an open letter to Paula Bryant about her child's death.
The Space Between Life, Death and Opportunity: When I Was 16
Amnoni Myers provides the introduction to this series of essays and poems reflecting on the death of Ma'Khia Bryant while in Ohio foster care
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.
Penn State Awards Equity-Minded Scholarships for Child Welfare Study
New York City Lawmakers, Moms Push Sweeping Changes to Child Maltreatment Reporting System
Lawmakers joined New York City parents Monday for a virtual rally in support of an ambitious reform package that would bar anonymous child abuse and neglect reports, arm parents with Miranda-style rights when they are accused and require written consent for drug testing new and expecting mothers in hospitals.