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Center for the Study of Social Policy,

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm ET, for an interactive discussion about work underway to explore how to improve community conditions that strengthen families.


The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct a comprehensive system-wide evaluation at national and subnational levels which will assess the existing structures and procedures established to provide care and protection for Jamaica’s children.


El propósito de este contrato es profundizar sobre el análisis de la situación de las modalidades de cuidados ofrecidos por los Estados en América Latina y el Caribe con un enfoque en la comunidad y la familia, con un especial énfasis en la atención a la niñez en contextos de movilidad humana y en otros contextos altamente vulnerables, con especial atención a las niñas y adolescentes mujeres.

Emily Pasiuk - CBC News,

The stories of children formerly in care in Canada, are being published in a new book called Youth in Care Chronicles, according to this article from CBC News.

Kaieteur News,

According to this article from Kaieteur News, a newly installed Adoption Board, which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security in Guyana, has begun processing adoption cases that were left unattended for a few years.

Beverly-Jean Margaret Daniel - Child & Youth Services,

This paper examines the ways in which anti-oppression and anti-racism perspectives can be included as an aspect of Child and Youth Care (CYC) thought and practice, with particular relevance to service provision for African Canadian families.

Wendy G. Lane, Howard Dubowitz, Kevin D. Frick, Josh Semiatin, Laurence Magder - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to determine the (1) overall cost for implementing the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, (2) cost of implementation per child, and (3) cost per case of maltreatment averted.

Jennifer Johnson, Judith L. Perrigo, Alexis Deavenport-Saman, Choo Phei Wee, Karen KayImagawa, David J. Schonfeld, Douglas Vanderbilt - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study sought to determine whether home environments with higher levels of emotional support and cognitive stimulation predict later academic achievement and whether this relationship is moderated by placement type (i.e. biological/adoptive parent care, kinship care, or non-kinship foster care). This study included 1,206 children from the second U.S. National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW-II) who were involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) between 2–7 years of age.

Jon Tattrie - CBC News,

"A Nova Scotia man has launched a lawsuit against a U.S.-based organization that runs a Guatemalan orphanage where he says he and others were violently abused for years," says this article from CBC News.

Margaret H. Lloyd Sieger - Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services,

This study analyzed 10 years of federal child welfare data to understand the effect of foster care placement, provider, and support factors for children in foster care due to parental substance use disorder.