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Center for the Study of Social Policy and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work,

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work on October 20-21, 2020 from 1-4PM ET for the inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement, which will bring together organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders to have provocative conversations and strategize innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

A. Bérubé, M.-È. Clément, V. Lafantaisie, A. LeBlanc, M. Baron, G. Picher, J. Turgeon, M. Ruiz-Casares, C. Lacharité - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study is to examine parents’ reports on the response their children received to their needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Theresa Vargas - The Washington Post,

Advocates in the U.S. "are hoping to see a bill included that would prevent young people from aging out of foster care during the crisis and allow those who have already aged out since it started to reenter," says the article.

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.  

Kate Cray - The Atlantic,

This article from The Atlantic explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster care in the United States.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

In October, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) will use their regular monthly webinar time to provide a Strengthening Families introduction for people who are new to the protective factors framework and the Strengthening Families approach.

Red Latinoamericana de Egresados de Protección, with DONCEL, Hope and Homes for Children and UNICEF,

The purpose of the research is to generate learning and recommendations to develop public policies to support the transition of adolescents and youth from the alternative care system to autonomous life in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Amanda Stafford McRell, Christian E. Holmes, Akanksha Singh, Sue E. Levkoff, Benjamin Schooley, Neşet Hikmet, Kristen D. Seay - Child Maltreatment,

For this study, researchers conducted semi-structured retrospective telephone interviews with foster parents across one southeastern U.S. state to identify local retrospective perspectives on Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard (RPPS) implementation.

Hansel Alejandro, Aguilar Avila - Bringing Children Back into the Family: Relationality, Connectedness and Home,

In an effort in bridging the gap between transnationalism and the sociology of the family, this work utilises the vantage point of transnational children to further develop the sociology of the transnational child.

Antonio R Garcia, Minseop Kim, Christina Myers, Xuan Trinh - Journal of Social Work,

this study relied on organizational survey data collected from child welfare workers and supervisors during the process of implementing an evidence-based practice—the Positive Parenting Program—and merged those data with data gathered by the Parents' Assessment of Protective Factors survey.