Americas

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Be Strong Families, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Families Canada, Seattle Human Services, & National Family Support Network,

The biennial Together for Families Conference is a unique event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on quality practice. The conference will be held virtually from 13-16 October 2020.  

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The purpose of this event is to give leaders the opportunity to be part of transitioning an organization from residential care to family care, via interaction around a fictional case study.

Center for Digital Development,

The Center for Digital Development is looking for a short-term consultant to help with the Protecting Children from Digital Harm initiative.

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr - Texas Public Radio,

"A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has until mid-July to release migrant children in family detention centers, citing COVID-19 concerns at these facilities," says this article from Texas Public Radio.

Diana Rinker, Diane Lanni and Heather Forkey - Pediatrics,

The purpose of this study was to identify changes in knowledge, skills and efficacy of foster caregivers who received trauma coach services. 

Sharon G. Portwood, A. Suzanne Boyd & Kenesha Smith Barber - Residential Treatment for Children & Youth ,

In response to the continuing need for agencies providing residential care and treatment to children and youth to develop and/or to enhance their ability to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of their services, this article explores successful strategies for building and sustaining research capacity in these settings.

National Family Support Network,

The National Family Support Network has developed this training to address the challenges, and maximize the great potential, of Parent Advisory Committees.

Priscilla Alvarez - CNN,

A federal judge has ruled that the US government must release migrant children held in the country's three family detention centers by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to this article from CNN.

Elizabeth Thornton, Kathleen Creamer, Cathy Krebs - The Chronicle of Social Change,

This article from the Chronicle of Social Change discusses how, in the United States, "states and counties that have come to rely on interdisciplinary legal representation – a model that includes social workers and peer advocates working alongside attorneys to fight for parents and children – have overcome the new barriers imposed by the pandemic to help families reunify."