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Research Shows the Impacts of Foster Care Plus the Experience of an Incarcerated Parent
New University of Minnesota research examines the mental health toll on children with an incarcerated parent who have been in foster care.
A New Data Portal Will Track Outcomes for Transition Age Foster Youth in California
California has a new tool for tracking and assessing newly public, anonymous data about the outcomes for youth aging out of foster care.
Results in Social Worker Exams Reveal Stark Racial Disparities
New data shows racial disparities in who passes the standardized test to become a licensed social worker in the U.S.
Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs to California Foster Youth Declines Dramatically
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.
Assessing Foster Care from Within
On this week’s episode, we discuss a scary error in California’s abuse registry process, more on state efforts to end gender-affirming care for youth, Louisiana’s “Lower the Age” bill and a new ombuds office for youth in foster care in Ohio.
New Numbers on Broken Adoption and Child Maltreatment Registries
On this week’s podcast we discuss the recent series and data reporting by USA Today on youth who experience adoption from foster care and return to the system, the recent federal investigation on America’s use of Indian boarding schools; and news on lawsuits in Alaska and Indiana.
Use of Foster Care Went Down During the First Pandemic Year. Did Maltreatment?
Nationwide, foster care numbers dropped in the first months of the pandemic, but the child welfare field is still pondering the impacts.