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Nefertiti Austin - The New York Times,

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]."

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

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.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr - Texas Public Radio,

"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.

Carlomagno C. Panlilio, Jeffrey R. Harring, Brenda Jones Harden, Colleen I. Morrison, Aimee Drouin Duncan - Children and Youth Services Review,

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.

Alicia Boatswain-Kyte, Tonino Esposito, Nico Trocmé - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article examines rates of disparity using secondary longitudinal clinical-administrative data provided by a child protection agency in Quebec for a subsample of Black, White, and other visible minority children over a ten-year span.

Catherine G. Coughlin, Robyn R. Miller, Selina Higgins, Kidian Martinez, Christine Dipaolo, Jordan Greenbaum - Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents,

In this case, we meet Maya, an adolescent girl in foster care who is trafficked for sex.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

This brief explores how policymakers can begin to build a comprehensive and inclusive system of supports to protect immigrant families.

Family for Every Child,

Family for Every Child, as part of its How We Care initiative, has developed a series on Psychosocial support for children and families during COVID-19, which highlights different approaches taken by three of its member organizations to providing essential psychosocial support to vulnerable children and families within the context of the pandemic.

Gina Adams & Margaret Todd - Urban Institute,

This working paper gives an overview of the key issues and challenges facing both parents and after-school programs and child care providers as they try to ensure that school-age children are safe, supervised, and able to engage in quality distance learning while their parents work.

Family for Every Child,

This How We Care series explores how Family for Every Child's Members are providing essential psychosocial support to vulnerable children and families within the context of the pandemic.