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“Drugging Our Kids” Wins Another Journalism Award

The multimedia series “Drugging Our Kids,” published by the San Jose Mercury...


Foster Youth in Action Unveils Findings in “The Impact of Advocacy” Forum

The nonprofit organization Foster Youth in Action, which trains foster youth in...


Advocates Say California School Districts Should Spend More on Foster Youth

By Nadra Nittle As California school districts spend June finalizing their budgets for...


Adoption Incentives Bill Clears Senate, Heads to President

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


Vision Therapy to Address Learning Disabilities? One L.A. School Official Says ‘Scam’

by David Kolin In what one school official called a “scam,”...


Q&A: “The Fosters” Creator Peter Paige

“The Fosters,” a television drama about a same-sex couple raising...


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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.