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.
Ron Haskins, Jeremy Kohomban, and Jennifer Rodriguez - Brookings Institution24 Apr 2019
As the number of children in foster care in the US continues to rise, this blog post from the Brookings Institute highlights the "growing need to prioritize effective recruitment and retention for foster parents, including relative (or kinship) foster parents" and the foster parent recruitment and retention guide developed by the CHAMPS campaign and the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families.
Susan Jacobs and Maureen Flatley - The Chronicle of Social Change23 Apr 2019
This commentary, co-written by retired Special Advisor to the Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, Susan Jacobs, and adoption and child welfare consultant Maureen Flatley for the Chronicle of Social Change, offers some explanations for the decline in adoptions to the US from other countries over the last decade or so.
This podcast episode by Tiny Spark explores how the surge in orphanage volunteers may lead to child trafficking and asks who is benefitting from these experiences: vulnerable children or foreign volunteers?
This radio segment from This American Life describes an incident in a small town in Tennessee, USA in which nearly 100 people were deported in one day during a workplace raid, leaving many children behind without their parents.
"Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict," according to this press release from UNICEF, "a milestone for the Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme in South Sudan since the first reunification of 420 children in 2014."