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Melanie Sage & Sebrena Jackson - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This systematic narrative review of the literature reports on the experiences of foster youth regarding the use of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as social media, focusing only on studies that include youth voice.

Catherine A. LaBrenz, Erin Findley, Genevieve Graaf, Philip Baiden, Jangmin Kim, Mi Jin Choi, Sreyashi Chakravarty - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined racial/ethnic disparities in reunification rates across U.S. child welfare systems controlling for child- and system-factors.

Priscilla Alvarez - CNN,

U.S. President Joe Biden has signed three executive orders "to rectify the consequences" of the previous "zero tolerance" immigration policy, including "establishing a task force designed to reunite families separated at the US-Mexico border," according to this article from CNN.

UNICEF Uruguay & INAU,

Study that investigates the situation of children and adolescents who have temporarily or permanently lost the care of their families and reside in INAU institutions: the reasons for admission, the length of stay, their family situation. In turn, this information is analyzed in conjunction with the response capacity of the institution (human resources and infrastructure).

Dr. Mark S. Preston - Preston Management and Organizational Consulting,

This qualitative evaluation was to determine the level of fidelity of Clark County Nevada’s Foster Kinship navigator program to its navigator program manual and to ascertain if Foster Kinship’s navigator program for formal kinship families met the minimum standard for promising practice.

Alexandra Citrin, Siri Anderson, Valery Martínez, Ngozi Lawal, and Shadi Houshyar - Center for the Study of Social Policy,

This report offers a blueprint for creating equity-centered, anti-racist policies that support the health and well-being of children and families of color.

Wendy S. Grolnick, Madeline R. Levitt, Alessandra J. Caruso & Rachel E. Lerner - Journal of Child and Family Studies,

This study examined the effectiveness of a two-session preventive parenting intervention, the Parent Check-In. The intervention, grounded in Self-Determination Theory (SDT), is designed to facilitate adaptive parenting, specifically autonomy support, structure and involvement, and parenting efficacy, and to increase autonomous self-regulation and decrease behavior problems in children.

Diane M. Hoffman - Children & Society,

This article offers a critical cultural reading of narratives on family reunification in Haiti in social media and advocacy discourse, revealing how this approach privileges Northern assumptions about proper parenting and family life.

Kevin Sieff - The Washington Post,

This article from the Washington Post tells the stories of families who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico due to the U.S. "zero tolerance policy," then reunited, and then separated again by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Morganne Campbell - Global News,

"A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across [Canada] as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition," says this article from Global News.