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CAFO's 2021 OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Symposium, held 5-12 May, will explore how to help children with disabilities thrive.
"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.
"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."
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.
The current study assessed the efficacy of the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention for reducing behavior problems in 122 children adopted internationally.
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.
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.
"During the pandemic, video chats replaced in-person visits between parents and their children placed in foster care" says this article from the Marshall Project. "The effects could linger for years."
This article argues that the U.S. Congress should make changes to extend protections under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). These implementations would give effect to the legislative intent behind SIJS, which is to protect the particularly vulnerable group of unaccompanied children and youth.
This article from CNN shares the story of a 31-year-old Salvadoran mother in a shelter for deported migrants in the Mexican border city of Reynosa whose 12 and 16 year olds sons have crossed into the United States unaccompanied.