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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.

Devon Ziminski - The Chronicle of Social Change15 Sep 2017

The foster care "hackathon" series explores how technology can be optimized to streamline child welfare systems and improve series to young people in care and their families. 

Ching-Hsuan Lin and Angela R. Wiley - Children and Youth Services Review 12 Sep 2017

This study utilized data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine how kinship care affects maternal stress and parenting practices in racial/ethnic and immigrant families in the United States. 

Jessaca Leinaweaver - U.S. News12 Sep 2017

Peru's Congress will debate a proposed law that would install "baby boxes" outside hospitals around the country, which would allow for infants to be abandoned safely and without consequence to the person abandoning the child; critics, however, argue that policy should be addressing the root causes of child abandonment and vulnerability, including family planning, education, and family strengthening programs. 

Tonino Esposito et al. - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health9 Sep 2017

This paper examines the extent to which socioeconomic vulnerability, psychosocial service consultations, and preventative social services spending impacts the reunification for children placed in out-of-home care.

Becci A. Akin, Jessica Strolin-Gotzmna, and Crystal Collines-Camargo - Children and Youth Services Review6 Sep 2017

This paper describes and analyzes the implementation of trauma and evidence-informed interventions in three federally-funded statewide demonstration sites in different regional contexts throughout the United States. 

Sacha Klein, Lauren Fries, and Mary M. Emmons - Children and Youth Services Review6 Sep 2017

This study eplored whether receipt of early care and education services reduces the likelihood of foster care placement for children aged 0-5 years in the United States. 

Charles Bruner - Academic Pediatrics 1 Sep 2017

Drawing upon census data, this report shows that place, race, and poverty are intertwined concepts with particular implications for young children.

Catholic Relief Services1 Sep 2017


CRS is seeking a Project Director (PD) to ensure timely and quality program design, startup, implementation and management of the 4Children program in Haiti. 

Cateria R. McCabe, The Legal Intelligencer29 Aug 2017

There is a growing number of children in kinship care in the United States, with 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren around the country. New pending legislation would support kinship families to adequately care for children within their extended families.