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Discontinuing Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

By Erica Webster Letters thrown in a urinal. Standing in the cold at 2...


Los Angeles to Increase Oversight of Motels to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking

Los Angeles County officials are ramping up efforts to curb child sex...


San Francisco Develops Interagency Protocol to Serve CSEC

On February 18, the Child Sex Trafficking Subcommittee of San Francisco Mayor...


Adoption Incentives Bill Clears Senate, Heads to President

A bipartisan and bicameral child welfare bill to restructure adoption...


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Q&A: “The Fosters” Creator Peter Paige

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Surviving Developmental Trauma: Self-Forgiveness

By Robin Rivera, March 6, 2015

Children who experience trauma during the vital brain developmental years become vulnerable to long-term detrimental...


Seven Years Later: States Working Toward Promise of a Medical Home for Every Foster Youth


The Crime of Punishment


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Foster Youth Show Extreme Optimism in Face of Seemingly Great Challenge

By Anna Maier New research shows that California teenagers in foster care display a surprising optimism about their future, despite the many challenges they face. “In general young people [aging out of foster care] tend to be pretty optimistic, in that sense I don’t think they differ much from their peers,” said Mark Courtney, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and director of the CalYOUTH study. Initial findings from the CalYOUTH study reveal that almost all of the foster youth surveyed, 89 percent, felt optimistic when...

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This article first appeared on The Denver Post on October 21st, 2014. A newborn was allegedly beaten to death and questions arise to why the investigation was closed before that. Read on HERE.


This appeared on the StarTribune on October 21st... GREENVILLE, S.C. — The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate Tuesday to attack her handling of problems at the state's child welfare agency and what they said is her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of criminal domestic violence. Read on HERE.


The Las Vegas Review Journal posted an article about an advocate calling for new leadership for child welfare system. Read more HERE.


Kevin Dinnin is the CEO of a faith-based, nonprofit organization called BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child and Family Services. This obscure charity has emerged as one of the biggest players in the federal government's response to the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have trudged across the southern border so far this year. On July 7, two days before Dinnin met Obama in Dallas, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS $190,707,505 in a single grant.