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David Kirp - The Guardian,

In this opinion piece for the Guardian, David Kirp describes an initiative at Western Michigan University (WMU) in the United States to support foster youth in completing their university degrees.

Stine Tankred Luckow - The Sociological Review,

This study draws on in-depth interviews with eight foster care couples and explores how foster carers construct practices around bodily care and touch in new foster care relationships.

Elsbeth Neil, Lisanne Gitsels, June Thobur - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper explores the usefulness of undertaking a longitudinal analysis of administrative data on children in care at local authority level to determine the care pathways for children entering care, differentiating by age at entry.

Marianne Tevik Singstad, Jan Lance Wallander, Stian Lydersen, Lars Wichstrøm, Nanna Sønnichsen Kayed - Child & Family Social Work,

The present study aimed to investigate perceived social support among adolescents in Norwegian Residential Youth Care (RYC) using a short form of the Social Support Questionnaire.

Samantha M. Brown, Rebecca Orsi, Pang Ching Bobby Chen - Child Maltreatment,

The aims of this study were to examine rates of reentry and risk factors associated with reentry into out-of-home care among children and youth involved in the child protection (reported for abuse/neglect) and youth-in-conflict (reported for behavioral issues) programs.

Samantha Hawley - ABC News,

This article from ABC News in Australia investigates the phenomenon of Australian and other foreign couples who "commission" surrogates in Ukraine, only to abandon the babies after they are born.

UNICEF,

UNICEF is seeking a Senior Child Protection Specialist in Jordan.

The Children's Bureau,

The Evaluation Summit is a forum for child welfare leaders, members of the research and evaluation community, and their partners and stakeholders to come together for timely and important dialogue and learning.

Tehila Refaeli - Child & Family Social Work,

This mixed‐methods study presents data on the needs and availability of support of 222 Israeli care‐leavers, suggesting that the most urgent needs of care‐leavers are a lasting need for a stable and available support figure and assistance with educational issues.

Jordan E. Montgomery - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,

This study tested a web‐based parenting course called FosterParentCollege.com (FPC) Culturally Competent Parenting (CCP) for transracial foster and adoptive parents.