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Sexual Violence Research Initiative18 Sep 2017

On 18 September 2017, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative will hold its 5th international conference, the SVRI Forum 2017.

Laurie Monsebraaten & Vjosa Isai - TheStar.com19 Jul 2017

Ontario announced a blueprint for reform of foster care and group homes in the province following a 2016 report, promising increased inspections of group homes and more opportunities for the participation of young people in care. 

Sonja Lenz-Rashid - Children and Youth Services Review17 Jul 2017

This study observes foster care re-entry for young people whose families participated in Cottage Housing Incorporated's Serna Village Program (CHI), a supportive housing program serving homeless families in Sacramento, California. 

Andrea Lane Eastman & Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Maltreatment14 Jul 2017

This study investigated the connection between past child protective services involvement and type of exit from care for youth in probation-supervised foster care. 

The Texas Tribune & Reveal14 Jul 2017

This podcast episode of Reveal explores the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children involved in Texas's foster care system. 

You Soo-sun - The Korea Times13 Jul 2017

The recent death of a deported Korean adoptee ignites adoptee-led organizations to call on the Korean government to end the "industrialized international adoption" system in South Korea. 

Janet C. Mann and Dr. Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks - Jessica Kingsley Publishers13 Jul 2017

This book draws on over 20 years of work in foster care, along with current attachment research and theory, to question traditional foster care models, make recommendations for improved models of care and interventions, and aid social workers and care professionals to better understand families in crisis and inform their practice.  

Lauren Heidbrink - The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences12 Jul 2017

Based on a three-year, multi-sited ethnography with unaccompanied migrant children and their families, this paper investigates how U.S. institutional policies of immigration detention and family reunification impact migrant children and their families. 

Marilyn Boone - CBC News 6 Jul 2017

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Aboriginal leaders to call an inqury on the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Innu children in the child protection system. 

Elizabeth Green - Chronicle of Social Change4 Jul 2017

Youth-led, adult-supported advocacy groups are empowering foster youth in the U.S. to participate and show leadership in policy decisions that affect them.