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.
A recent lawsuit alleges that children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, who are under the supervision of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), were routinely given anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs, sometimes by force, according to this article from the Guardian.
The government of Haiti has set out "to improve the deplorable status of the country’s children," through a partnership between the state child welfare agency and several international child-service organizations, by beginning to build a foster care system in the country, according to this article from the Washington Post.
Although the US has ended its policy of family separation for families crossing the US border with Mexico, experts state that it may take years to reunify the families that have already been separated at the border due to different obstacles, according to this article from the Guardian.
Martin Punaks - Anti-Slavery International18 Jul 2018
In this blog post, Martin Punaks of Lumos explains some of the implications of the recent US Government Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report's recognition of orphanages as "a destination point for trafficked children, which historically has never been acknowledged before."
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law has filed a report in a U.S. federal court containing more than 200 accounts of abuse and "horrific conditions" faced by migrant children and their parents in Border Patrol stations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities and detention centers, according to this article from the Huffington Post.
Bianca Wilson - The Chronicle of Social Change16 Jul 2018
In this piece for the Chronicle for Social Change, Bianca Wilson, a senior scholar of public policy at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, argues that there is a need to collect data on the number of LGBTQ youth in the US child welfare system.
In this article, Glen Casel - CEO of Community Based Care of Central Florida - makes a connection between the current family separation crisis at the US border with Mexico and the family separations that occur in the US child welfare system.