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"The discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school in British Columbia prompted outpourings of grief and questions as efforts to identify the students began," says this article from the Washington Post.
According to this article from CBC News, "Preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School have uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said Thursday."
In Vancouver, Western Canada, 60 agencies and 20 youth from government care are working in partnership using a collective impact approach to address the systemic issues and barriers to healthy development that youth from care experience. This mixed-method evaluation included quantitative and qualitative data, collected through outcomes, diaries, surveys, and focus groups, to measure process and outcomes.
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.
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.
CAFO's 2021 OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Symposium, held 5-12 May, will explore how to help children with disabilities thrive.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.