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Facilitating Global Exchange and Action
for Children without Adequate Family Care

The BCN website is a vital source of information for people working on issues related to children who lack adequate family care.

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Resources on social support programmes designed to maintain family unity
Examples of child care legislation, protection policies, tools, and statistics
Resources on promoting and developing family and community-based care  
Tools to adequately support and assess a child in care
Literature on threats to children and families and relevant responses
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News and Highlights

This issue of the BCN Newsletter focuses on Family Strengthening and Preservation, including several new resources from the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) Project and resources from the Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) Project.

This webinar - presented by the Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), The Better Care Network and Changing the Way We Care - offered policy makers, practitioners, advocates and careleavers a unique opportunity to listen and learn from two leaders of careleaver associations who highlighted two recent documents that illustrate the careleaver experience within and outside of care.

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - a law meant to prioritize the placement of Native American children up for adoption with members of their family, their tribe or other Native American families - is now being challenged in the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, according to this article from the Washington Post.