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UNICEF21 Feb 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Project Management Consultant in Child Protection. 

Save the Children20 Feb 2018

Save the Children is seeking a Senior Director of Child Protection. 

Elysia V. Clemens, Kristin Klopfenstein, Trent L. Lalonde, Matt Tis - Children and Youth Services Review9 Feb 2018

This study examined the effects of placement and school stability on students' academic growth before, during, and after out-of-home placements.

Amy M. Salazar, Kevin R. Jones, Jamie Amemiya, Adrian Cherry, Eric C. Brown, Richard F. Catalano, Kathryn C. Monahan - Children and Youth Services Review8 Feb 2018

This study addresses three key research questions: (1) How do older youth in foster care define their personal permanency goals? (2) How much progress have these youth made in achieving their personal permanency goals and other aspects of relational permanency, and how does this vary by gender, race, and age? and (3) What transition-related outcomes are associated with relational permanency achievement? 

Debra Utacia Krol - Vice8 Feb 2018

This article from Vice highlights the need for more Native foster carers in the United States and the issues that arise when Native children are placed in the care of non-Native foster parents.

Laurie E. Powers, Ann Fullerton, Jessica Schmidt, Sarah Geenen, Molly Oberweiser-Kennedy JoAnn Dohn, May Nelson, Rosemary Iavanditti, Jennifer Blakeslee, The Research Consortium to Increase the Success of Youth in Foster Care - Children and Youth Services6 Feb 2018

This in depth qualitative study of 10 youth who completed the My Life intervention focused on investigating coaching and mentoring elements and processes that youth participants identify as most important to their success, with the intention of informing the further development of youth-directed approaches to supporting young people who are transitioning to adulthood. 

Tom Adams - KVAL.com2 Feb 2018

Eighteen Korean-born adult adoptees in the United States plan to travel to South Korea during the Winter Olympics to meet with lawmakers about reforming adoption laws in the country, according to this article from KVAL.com. 

Rebecca Plevin, The Desert Sun2 Feb 2018

A Salvadoran couple in the United States face deportation and wonder what will happen with their three adopted daughters, all of whom are US-born, according to this article from the Desert Sun.

Tyrone C. Cheng, Celia C. Lo - Child & Family Social Work1 Feb 2018

This study explored whether the strength of caseworkers' engagement with families in the child-welfare system was associated with the caseworkers' academic degrees, job responsibilities and environments, and/or ethnicity.

Sharyn DeZelar, Elizabeth Lightfoot - Children and Youth Services Review31 Jan 2018

This study uses a large administrative dataset, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), to explore how public child welfare agencies in the United States use parental disability in their data collection efforts through examining the use of parental disability as a removal reason.