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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 in Seattle, Washington, USA from 13-16 October 2020.  


This international conference, hosted by the International Foster Care Organization (IFCO), will profile initiatives that help children and youth in care thrive by promoting the creation of significant relationships, a sense of belonging to their family, their community, and their culture.

Human Rights Campaign,

This webinar features a panel of LGBTQ foster care alumni dedicated to creating change in the child welfare system.


Sharing Ideas that Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being will bring together policy, research, and practice professionals from child- and family-serving systems in the United States and other countries, as well as youth, caregivers, and community partners, to share and advance more effective family supports and systems of care for children and families in the 21st century.

David Royse and Austin Griffiths,

This book prepares future child welfare professionals to tackle the complex and challenging work associated with responding to child maltreatment.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989. In the lead-up to the Convention’s 30th birthday, a series of events will be organized in celebration.

National Family Support Network,

In this webinar, the National Family Support Network and Be Strong Families will join together to provide an overview of the value of Parent Leadership opportunities for both programs and parents/caregivers. The organizations will detail resources, tools, technical assistance, and trainings they have available to support meaningful parent leadership development, including the Developing and Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees Training and Parent Cafes.

Katie Mettler - The Washington Post,

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - a law meant to prioritize the placement of Native American children up for adoption with members of their family, their tribe or other Native American families - is now being challenged in the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, according to this article from the Washington Post.

Amilie Dorval, Josianne Lamothe, Sonia Hélie, Marie-Andrée Poirier - Children and Youth Services Review,

The present exploratory study aimed to describe and profile the characteristics of children placed in kinship care and their mothers, as reported before placement.

Miriam Jordan - The New York Times,

"A federal judge has ruled that the [US] government must provide mental health services to thousands of migrant parents and children who experienced psychological harm as a result of the Trump administration’s practice of separating families," according to this article from the New York Times.