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Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO),

CAFO's 2021 OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Symposium, held 5-12 May, will explore how to help children with disabilities thrive.

Brent McDonald, Caroline Kim, Miguel Tovar and Luisa Conlon - The New York Times,

"This story, split between Guatemala and Florida, offers a firsthand look at the continuing trauma of the Trump administration’s 'zero tolerance' separation policy," says the New York Times.

Ontario Government,

"The Ontario government is engaging youth with lived experience to help develop a new framework that would see youth transition out of the care of children’s aid societies when they feel ready and better prepared," says this news release from the government of Ontario, Canada.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske - Los Angeles Times,

"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is still expelling most migrants under a Trump policy indefinitely closing the border during the pandemic to 'nonessential' travel," says this article from the Los Angeles Times, "though the Biden administration in February announced it would exempt unaccompanied children."

Ilan Katz, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current discussion paper explored the impact of COVID-19 on child maltreatment reports and CPS responses by comparing countries using available population data.

Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, Nat Kendall-Taylor,

In this article, researchers Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, and Nat Kendall-Taylor present data from the RAPID-EC U.S. national survey of families with young children and look back at three overarching findings from the first year of the survey.

Heather A. Yarger, Teresa Lind, K. Lee Raby, Lindsay Zajac, Allison Wallin - Child Maltreatment,

The current study assessed the efficacy of the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention for reducing behavior problems in 122 children adopted internationally.

AP News,

"Mexico said Wednesday it is planning to set up 17 shelters for underage migrants along the country’s southern border, as well as some along the northern border with the United States, amid a wave of child migrants coming from Central America," says this article from AP News.

National Family Support Network,

This webinar sheds light on the often under-the-radar work and impact of more than 3,000 Family Resource Centers in the U.S.

Colleen C. Katz & Jennifer M. Geiger - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study aimed to better understand the role that Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play in the lives of transition-age youth (TAY) by asking participants about the nature of their relationships with their CASAs, and the extent to which their CASAs helped prepare them for independent living.