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Jason Berry - The Guardian,

Survivors of institutions run by Catholic diocese recall litany of sexual abuse as bankruptcy process keeps documents hidden

Ashley L. Landers - The Conversation,

Native American mothers whose children were separated from them – either through child removal for assimilation into residential boarding schools or through coerced adoption – experience the kind of grief no parent should ever feel. Yet theirs is a loss that is ongoing, with no sense of meaning or closure.

UNICEF - ESARO Regional Learning Platform,

This webinar introduced new global inter-agency guidance on kinship care. During the webinar, panelists shared key lessons learnt on how to support kinship care, drawing particularly on examples of promising practices from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Brazil.

Susanti Sarkar, Michael Fitzgerald,

Relatives and family friends who step up when struggling parents can’t care for their children play an essential role in keeping countless kids out of foster care. In New York, hundreds of these caregivers receive monthly financial payments that amount to thousands of dollars a year, through the state’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP). But here and across the nation, the money is still tight, and not everyone who takes in foster children qualifies. 

John Kelly - Imprint,

The Biden administration announced a mix of final and proposed rules on child welfare policy today that cover the placement of foster youth with relatives, legal representation for parents and children involved with the system, and the placement of LGBTQI+ youth in foster care. 

Jacqueline Robles - The Imprint,

Given the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), it is crucial to emphasize the importance of protecting and strengthening ICWA in light of the disproportionate representation of Native American children in the foster care system.

Interagency Forum of Diagnosis & Dialogue—Quinta Ykua Satí, Asunción,

A pesar de que la Análisis Nacional y el plan de acción transversal fueron aprobados por la Corte Suprema de Justicia y el Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y la Adolescencia a principios de 2020, debido a la pandemia y la emergencia sanitaria nacional declarada en Paraguay, que afectó gravemente al sistema de protección, nuestro gobierno no pudo implementar el plan interinstitucional basado en evidencia para optimizar nuestro sistema, que incluía medidas a corto, mediano y largo plazo como solución a los problemas identificados.

Interagency Forum of Diagnosis & Dialogue—Quinta Ykua Satí, Asunción,

Even though the Cross-Government review and action plan were approved by the Supreme Court of Justice and the National Council for Children early 2020, due to the pandemic and national sanitary emergency declared in Paraguay (affecting the protect

Transitioning Children's Care Collaborative,

This webinar hosted by the Evidence for Impact Working Group of the Transforming Children’s Care Collaborative will examine the Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project in Brazil.

Better Care Network,

Better Care Network (BCN) is seeking a Community Outreach and Youth Engagement Specialist. The Community Outreach and Youth Engagement Specialist is responsible for ensuring effective information sharing, communication, and engagement of a wide range of stakeholders and partners as part of key inter-agency initiatives which BCN is facilitating, in particular the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative.