This new guidecan assist child welfare agencies in planning and implementing best practices in foster parent recruitment, development and support. It features six key drivers for driving better results and offers specific strategies for achieving and sustaining excellence in foster parenting.
Ron Haskins, Jeremy Kohomban, and Jennifer Rodriguez - Brookings Institution24 Apr 2019
As the number of children in foster care in the US continues to rise, this blog post from the Brookings Institute highlights the "growing need to prioritize effective recruitment and retention for foster parents, including relative (or kinship) foster parents" and the foster parent recruitment and retention guide developed by the CHAMPS campaign and the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families.
Ryan D. Davidson, Meredith W. Morrissey, Connie J. Beck - Family Court Review23 Apr 2019
This literature review examines research on the outcomes and experiences of Hispanic families in the US child welfare system and how case characteristics interact with the experiences of Hispanic families.
Larissa Rossen, Stacy Tzoumakis, Maina Kariuki, Kristin R. Laurens, Merran Butler, Marilyn Chilvers, Felicity Harris, Vaughan J. Carr, Melissa J. Green - Child Abuse & Neglect23 Apr 2019
This study examined associations between early developmental vulnerabilities and (1) the highest level of child protection response (where out-of-home care was deemed the highest response among other types of reports/responses), and (2) the developmental timing of the first child protection report.
This podcast episode by Tiny Spark explores how the surge in orphanage volunteers may lead to child trafficking and asks who is benefitting from these experiences: vulnerable children or foreign volunteers?
Lucas A. Gerber, Yuk C. Pang, Timothy Ross, Martin Guggenheim, Peter J. Pecora, Joel Miller - Children and Youth Services Review20 Apr 2019
This study utilizes a quasi-experimental propensity score matching design to assess the causal impact on child welfare outcomes when parents facing an abuse or neglect case in the New York City Family Court were provided interdisciplinary law office representation as opposed to a standard panel attorney.
Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Monika Smit and Ibrahim Sirkeci19 Apr 2019
This book largely focuses on unaccompanied minors who arrived in a European country in 2015, with special attention paid to the top-three nationalities of unaccompanied minors, namely Syrian, Afghan and Eritrean minors.
Slopen, Natalie; Tang, Alva; Nelson, Charles A.; Zeanah, Charles H.; McDade, Thomas W.; McLaughlin, Katie A.; Fox, Nathan - Psychosomatic Medicine18 Apr 2019
This study, part of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, compared the consequences of long-term high-quality foster care versus standard institution-based care which began in early childhood on cardiometabolic and immune markers assessed at the time of adolescence.
Ben Jarman and Caroline Lanskey - Societies18 Apr 2019
Drawing on original documentary research, this article aims to explain why and how state authorities in England and Wales failed to recognise the victimisation of children held in penal institutions between 1960 and 1990, and argues that this failure constitutes a disavowal of the state’s responsibility.