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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.
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.
The Center for Digital Development is looking for a short-term consultant to help with the Protecting Children from Digital Harm initiative.
The National Family Support Network has developed a unique 1-day in-person/virtual training for Program staff to maximize the great potential of Parent Advisory Committees.
An agreement between the Assembly of First Nations and the Canadian federal government has added funding to a bill passed last year "— officially known as An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families — to reduce the number of youth in care, and allow communities to create their own child welfare systems to bring and keep their youth home," according to this article from CBC News.
This article shines light on a recent 174-page report by the Movement for Family Power, the Drug Policy Alliance and New York University’s Family Defense Clinic that features the "anguished accounts of [women] being penalized [by the child welfare system] shortly after giving birth."
"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.
This article examines rates of disparity using secondary longitudinal clinical-administrative data provided by a child protection agency in Quebec for a subsample of Black, White, and other visible minority children over a ten-year span.
In this case, we meet Maya, an adolescent girl in foster care who is trafficked for sex.
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in knowledge, skills and efficacy of foster caregivers who received trauma coach services.