Maria Polletta - The Republic | azcentral.com12 Nov 2017
This report describes the disproportionality of children from racial and ethnic minorities in the foster care system in Arizona and how the overwhelmingly white, Anglo-American makeup of the Foster Care Review Boards leads to cultural bias in ths sytem and can perpetuate this problem.
The Government of Zambia is piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application "that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers," according to this article from the Lusaka Times.
This article from the Hindu describes the current debate between a faction of child rights advocates and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) regarding the care and placement of a group of 16 trafficked children who were illegally sold into adoption in the Mysuru district in Karnataka, India.
This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of their examinations of the most recent state reports.
Tony White, Lionel D. Scott, Jr, Michelle R. Munson - Children and Youth Services Review10 Nov 2017
This study examined factors associated with extracurricular participation and whether participation in extracurricular activities is associated with completing high school and attending college among a sample of older youth transitioning from foster care (n = 312).
This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Right of the Child at their recent examinations of Denmark's report.
Heather M. Thompson, Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, Morgan E. Cooley - Children and Youth Services Review10 Nov 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe the receipt of independent living services of youth who were formerly in care and who are currently living independently, while also looking at the skills and resources of youth who are currently in foster care in the US.
This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Right of the Child at their recent examinations of the State's report.
The World Identity Network (WIN), the United Nations Office for Project Services(UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT) have partnered to launch a pilot initiative that will use blockchain technology to help combat child trafficking by "securing data on an immutable ledger."
This article from the Irish Times refers to a recent report from the Irish legislature (Oireachtas) which calls on the police (Gardaí) and social workers to form specialist child protection units to address gaps in services for out-of-hours social work services, and cites other recommendations from the Report on the Provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland.