Northern America

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ChildFund International31 Jan 2018

The Senior Advisor position provides technical leadership to strengthen ChildFund International’s global program portfolio and enhance program quality on behalf of children across the development and humanitarian continuum across these three life stages to promote international standards of Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE).

ChildFund International31 Jan 2018

ChildFund International is seeking a Senior Advisor of Child Protection. 

UNICEF15 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a consultant with experience in Child Protection in Emergencies and Knowledge Management.

UNICEF15 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a consultant with experience in Child Protection in Emergencies and Knowledge Management.

Kyle Edwards - MSN10 Jan 2018

In this video, Reporter Kyle Edwards explains how the government has helped to contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in Canada's foster care system.

Richard Wexler - Youth Today8 Jan 2018

In this piece for Youth Today, Richard Wexler - executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform - calls out child protection policies in the US for too often unnecessarily removing children from poor families due to parental mental illness and what the child protection agencies deem as inability to raise children "independently." 

Lionel D. Scott Jr., David R. Hodge, Tony White, Michelle R. Munson - Child & Family Social Work5 Jan 2018

Among older youth transitioning from the foster care system, this longitudinal study examined the association of religious and spiritual capital to substance use in the past year at age 19. 

Elaine Toombs, Alexandra S. Drawson, Tina Bobinski, John Dixon, Christopher J. Mushquash - Child & Family Social Work5 Jan 2018

A First Nations child welfare organization has prioritized further understanding of reunification and parenting, including identification of successes and barriers to reunification, and service needs within communities. These priorities were addressed with a community-based participatory research model and guided by a Research Advisory.

Jennifer M. Geiger, Megan Hayes Piel, Angelique Day, Lisa Schelbe - Children and Youth Services Review5 Jan 2018

This study sought to build on previous work that calls for the need to develop programs to support foster care alumni in higher education and to obtain a better understanding of the characteristics of existing programs and the perceived programmatic and student challenges as reported by program directors and staff, faculty, and researchers.