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This study explored how youth and foster caregivers perceive new foster care environments and how cohesion and conflict within the foster care setting (i.e., traditional or group-care) may be impacting youths’ mental health.
"New data show that an unprecedented number of children in the United States are experiencing food insecurity and did not have sufficient food as of late June," writes Lauren Bauer in this blog post for the Brookings Institution.
This paper compares incidence data on Black and White families investigated by Ontario’s child welfare system over a 20-year period.
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."
This article from the New York Times describes how "relative caregiving is ingrained in Black households and a main reason for the low number of formal adoptions [among Black families in the United States]."
In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.
"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.
Guided by emotional security theory, the authors of this study explored how child and context-related factors were associated with heterogeneity in young foster children’s organized patterns of fear response to distress.