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Sita G. Patel, Vicky Bouche, William Martinez, Karla Barajas, Alex Garcia, Maya Sztainer, Kathleen Hawkins - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

This study used community‐participatory qualitative methods to deeply explore the lived experiences and emotional repercussions of family separation and reunification.

Center for the Study of Social Policy,

What is included in the NEW version of the U.S. nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support? Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy to learn about what it means to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program building the Protective Factors, and how the revised Standards support programs to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Sam Sanders, Jinae West, Uri Berliner - NPR,

This radio segment from NPR explores the policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border.

Rachel Kidman, Rachel Margolis, Emily Smith-Greenaway, et al - JAMA Pediatrics,

The authors of this study estimated the expected number of affected children for each COVID-19 death (the parental bereavement multiplier) in the U.S., enabling tracking of parental bereavement as the pandemic evolves. This article shares the results of that study.

Jennifer Osborne, Lauren Hindt, Nathan Lutz, Nicole Hodgkinson, Scott C. Leon - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study used survival analysis to investigate whether the type of placement (kin versus non-kin) related to the number of placement disruptions over time.

Ailsa Chang - NPR,

In this radio segment, NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Julia Lurie, senior reporter at Mother Jones, about how the pandemic has impacted the U.S. foster care system and kept children separated from their parents for longer.

Debra J. Rog, Kathryn A. Henderson, Clara A. Wagner, Emily L. Abbruzzi - The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,

This study examines the benefits of subsidized housing with supportive services compared to subsidized housing alone.

Lindsey Palmer, John Prindle, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Journal of Adolescent Health,

The purpose of this study was to provide a population-based analysis of child protection system (CPS) involvement among children and adolescents who died by suicide.

Amanda Keller,

This exploratory narrative case study delves into the life trajectories of two English-speaking adults age 50+ who spent over three years in youth protection-based congregate care and aged out of these services in Quebec, Canada.

Petra Roberts,

Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for many young people but transitioning from residential care comes with challenges to those who have grown up away from parents and family. This paper presents the voices of young women in Trinidad and Tobago and the challenges they faced transitioning from residential care. Their voices highlight the need to think in more gendered terms when contemplating effective strategies for facilitating transitions from out of home care.