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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.  

UNICEF,

UNICEF seeks the services of a consultant to support internal and external work on unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), including those affected by COVID-19 and containment measures.

Alexandra Ellerbeck - The Nation,

“If the government takes a kid out of their family, we make a commitment to that child that their life will be better because of the government interaction,” said James McIntyre - who "spent 17 years in the custody of the Illinois Department of Family services" - as quoted in this article from the Nation.

Catherine Hess - National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP),

This report explores how states can leverage federal and state policy tools to improve options for CMC in or at risk of foster care placement.

Brianne H. Kothari, Jennifer Blakeslee, Rebecca Miller - Children and Youth Services Review,

This scoping review was conducted to synthesize the state of the science on proximal, modifiable individual and interpersonal factors that are associated with psychosocial well-being among adolescent youth in foster care.

Kierra M. P. Sattler, Sarah A. Font - Child Maltreatment,

This study investigated rates of guardianship and adoption dissolution using a complete entry cohort from a large state foster care system and the associations between child characteristics and risk factors with dissolution.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

Participants at this event will have the chance to join with others in their region -- either virtually or in-person -- with local events across the country and global network events in countries worldwide.

Megan L. Dolbin‐MacNab, Gregory C. Smith, Bert Hayslip Jr. - Family Relations,

This study examined how custodial grandmothers navigated the process of their grandchildren being reunified with a biological parent.

Hayley Hahn, Johanna Caldwell, Vandna Sinha - International Indigenous Policy Journal,

The aim of this article is to contribute to ongoing discussions about the recently passed Canadian legislation, drawing on lessons learned in the United States context.

Catherine E. Shoichet and Geneva Sands - CNN,

"Hundreds of migrant children have been held in hotels and guarded by government contractors in recent months as part of a secretive new system that advocates warn puts kids in danger," says this article from CNN.