KVC Kansas, a foster care contractor in Kansas, partnered with Child Trends to train foster parents and caseworkers about childhood trauma; results illustrated that if adults undersood the impact of trauma on the developing brain, foster children in their care were more likely to stay in one foster placement and have reports of better behavior.
Although Sri Lanka's common law does not allow underage marriages, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) allows community leaders to determine the marriage age. Muslim women activists are now coming forward to open up a discussion about reform, including the young girl featured in this article.
Children in the care system – who are more likely to have mental health difficulties than others in the wider population – are not more at risk due to being in care, according to new research from the University of York.
CRS/Haiti is seeking a Start-up Specialist to ensure timely and quality program design and startup of the 4Children program, in close collaboration with the Head of Health, Health and Child Wellbeing Program/Project Managers, 4Children implementing consortium partners, 4Children HQ staff and other CRS staff and partners.
Introduced this April, the Child Welfare Inclusion Act of 2017 could allow adoption and foster care agencies to claim religious or moral objections to fostering LGBTQ youth or providing services for LGBTQ couples looking to adopt.