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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.

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AP Exclusive: Abusive S. Korean facility exported children

Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug - AP News

The Associated Press reports that a "notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls."

Tribal families get priority in Native American adoptions. An appeals court will decide whether that’s fair.

Katie Mettler - The Washington Post

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.

Why J.K. Rowling Is Right To Discourage Orphanage Voluntourism

Christine Ro - Forbes

In this article for Forbes, Christine Ro describes how "orphanages are the main cause of the unnecessary separation of children from their families" and discusses the recent launch of Lumos' #HelpingNotHelping campaign which calls for an end to orphanage volunteering.

U.S. Must Provide Mental Health Services to Families Separated at Border

Miriam Jordan - The New York Times

"A federal judge has ruled that the [US] government must provide mental health services to thousands of migrant parents and children who experienced psychological harm as a result of the Trump administration’s practice of separating families," according to this article from the New York Times.

Care homes accused of being too quick to call police on children

Helen Pidd and Maya Wolfe-Robinson - The Guardian

Despite guidelines in place to prevent it, children's care homes in the UK continue to use the police as a “respite service," and children in residential care homes are 10 times more likely to be criminalised than other children, according to this article from the Guardian.

How to Prepare Foster Care Adolescents for Post-Secondary Education

Regina Williams - Youth Today

In this opinion piece for Youth Today, Regina Williams, a clinical assistant professor of counselor education and program coordinator of higher education administration at North Carolina Central University, describes the Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy Inventory (CCRSI), which can be used by professionals seeking to enhance the career and college readiness of adolescents aging out of foster care.