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Judy L. Thomas - The Kansas City Star,

"In a 60-page report released Thursday that includes photos of rodent droppings, mold and mildew, tattered furniture, broken and boarded up windows and hazardous debris, the government watchdog agency said the Department for Children and Families [for the U.S. state of Kansas] did not ensure that all foster care group homes complied with state licensing requirements in accordance with federal laws and regulations," says this article from the Kansas City Star.

Shanta Trivedi - NBC News, Think,

In this opinion piece for NBC News's Think, Shanta Trivedi, a clinical teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, argues that "if we’re serious about protecting Black families as a whole, we cannot limit the conversation to the police alone. We need to transform the child welfare system, too."


To address the growing need for information and action among global adolescents, WHO and PMNCH are launching a new series, “Adolescent health and well-being in times of COVID-19. The first Live Series will focus on school reopening.

SOS Children’s Villages,

This virtual forum will be a platform where children, youth, care -leavers, and caregivers from different care options will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their lives.

The National Family Support Network,

The National Family Support Network has developed a unique 1-day in-person/virtual training for Program staff to maximize the great potential of Parent Advisory Committees.

Derek Headey, Rebecca Heidkamp, Saskia Osendarp, Marie Ruel, Nick Scott, Robert Black, et al. - The Lancet,

The authors of this comment explore their initial analyses and estimates regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition and note that these projections emphasise the crucial need for actions to protect child nutrition.

Henrietta H Fore, Qu Dongyu, David M Beasley, Tedros A Ghebreyesus - The Lancet,

This comment piece from the Lancet describes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition, noting that vulnerable families, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are struggling to access the food and services they need in the context of an economic downturn.

Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations & Australian Governments,

The objective of this Agreement is to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that their life outcomes are equal to all Australians. Target 12 of this Agreement is to "by 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."

American Academy of Pediatrics,

This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to support the continuation and improvement of efforts to ensure a stable home and caregiver for children in the child welfare system - which are important to nurturing their development and preventing trauma that can affect a child across the lifespan - so that all children and families may flourish.

Jasmine Aguilera - Time,

"As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across [the U.S.], court orders from two different lawsuits have created a situation that lawyers and advocates are calling another form of family separation," says this article from Time. "Now, parents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention must decide whether or not to keep their children with them in custody, or to release them out to sponsors."