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Emma Specter and Lili Kobielski - Vogue,

This article describes the work of the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), an organization for women impacted by incarceration in the U.S., and shares the stories of five women and their families who have been supported by the organization.

Crystal Collins-Camargo, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, A. Nathan Verbist, Alison Krompf, Becky F. Antle - Developmental Child Welfare,

In this paper, authors demonstrate how a structured functional well-being assessment can be used with the custody population to promote an understanding of behavioral health needs, inform case planning, and measure functional improvement over time.

Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO),

CAFO's 2021 OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Symposium, held 5-12 May, will explore how to help children with disabilities thrive.

Dana M. Prince, Meagan Ray-Novak, Braveheart Gillani, Emily Peterson - Trauma, Violence, & Abuse,

This article provides an empirically grounded conceptual–theoretical model of disproportionate representation and burden of psychological comorbidities experienced by sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in the foster care system in the US.

Brent McDonald, Caroline Kim, Miguel Tovar and Luisa Conlon - The New York Times,

"This story, split between Guatemala and Florida, offers a firsthand look at the continuing trauma of the Trump administration’s 'zero tolerance' separation policy," says the New York Times.

Ontario Government,

"The Ontario government is engaging youth with lived experience to help develop a new framework that would see youth transition out of the care of children’s aid societies when they feel ready and better prepared," says this news release from the government of Ontario, Canada.

Eunhye Ahn, Yolanda Gil, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to present an illustrative test of whether an algorithmic decision aid could be used to identify youth at risk of exiting foster care without permanency.

Changing the Way We Care,

El estudio llevó a cabo un ejercicio de recopilar prácticas prometedoras de reforma de cuidado infantil por parte de diversos actores clave en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. 

Changing The Way We Care,

This study presents a detailed overview of promising practices in child care reform by different implementers and stakeholders in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Borys, Sydney; Peitzmeier, Paige - Creighton University,

The purpose of this critically appraised topic was to analyze the effectiveness of transitional programming for youth leaving the foster care system on increasing abilities of community integration.