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Doncel, Hope and Homes for Children, Latin American Network of Care Leavers, UNICEF,

This webinar builds up on the results of the research More Autonomy, More Rights (2020) Coordinated by CSO Doncel, in the representation of the Latin American Network of Care Leavers and supported by UNICEF LACRO and Hope and Homes for Children.

M. Angela Nievar, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Mahasin F. Saleh, Natasha Cabrera - Children and Youth Services Review,

The Fathers Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) program serves fathers referred by Child Protective Services and the Attorney General’s Office. The goal of the authors of this paper was to investigate changes in fathers’ report of parenting involvement and fathers’ instrumental support through child support payments through two separate studies of community samples.

Lomi Kriel - ProPublica,

"Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March," says this article from ProPublica. "Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now 'virtually impossible' to find."

Laura E. Miller-Graff, Caroline R. Scheid, Danice Brown Guzmán, Katherine Grein - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current study aims to evaluate relationships between child victimization and child resilience with a particular focus on caregiver and family promotive factors.

Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, Nancy Poole, Rose A. Schmidt & Marilyn Van Bibber - BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,

This article presents findings from the Co-Creating Evidence (CCE) project, a three-year evaluation of eight multi-service programs located in six Canadian jurisdictions.

Aislinn Conrad, Casey Gamboni, Victoria Johnson, Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, Megan Ronnenberg - Child Abuse Review,

This literature review examined the extent to which the US child welfare system acts as an informal income maintenance programme.

Generations United - PRNewswire,

This article calls attention to Generations United's new tool kit, which "provides essential information to help organizations better serve African American grandfamilies during [the COVID-19 crisis] and into the future." 

Judy L. Thomas - The Kansas City Star,

"In a 60-page report released Thursday that includes photos of rodent droppings, mold and mildew, tattered furniture, broken and boarded up windows and hazardous debris, the government watchdog agency said the Department for Children and Families [for the U.S. state of Kansas] did not ensure that all foster care group homes complied with state licensing requirements in accordance with federal laws and regulations," says this article from the Kansas City Star.

Shanta Trivedi - NBC News, Think,

In this opinion piece for NBC News's Think, Shanta Trivedi, a clinical teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, argues that "if we’re serious about protecting Black families as a whole, we cannot limit the conversation to the police alone. We need to transform the child welfare system, too."

The National Family Support Network,

The National Family Support Network has developed a unique 1-day in-person/virtual training for Program staff to maximize the great potential of Parent Advisory Committees.