Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
Michael Garcia Bochenek - Harvard International Review26 Jul 2017
This article describes the extreme psychological distress experienced by unaccompanied migrant children and the heightened adverse effects for those being detained and the reasons States are using immigrant detention despite its negative consequences.
Police of Schenetady, New York have seen a rise in calls in recent years from Northeast Parent & Child Society, a residential care home for youth referred from the court system, with 406 calls through July 14 of this year.
After the death of a Malaysian child in foster care, children's groups call for more rigorous screenings of potential foster and adoptive families, based on standard operating procedures, to keep children safe.
In this blog post, the Faith to Action Initiative shares five key steps for transitioning to family-based care, as stated by Dr. Delia Pop of Hope and Homes for Children at the 2017 Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit.
Asian American and Pacific Islander children are struggling due to cultural and language barriers in California's Los Angeles and Orange Counties foster homes. Nonprofits in the area are working to recruit and train Asian-American foster families who can better understand the cultural needs of these children and make their transitions into care less traumatic.
Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman of Queensland, Australia announces $3 million trial to train foster carers and pay them to care for high-needs children who might otherwise live in residential care.