Child Welfare

We Need to Help Relatives Navigate Their Child Welfare Options

A new data project focusing on foster care capacity has illustrated a growing reality across the nation’s child welfare system: relatives are increasingly stepping up to provide care for children removed from their parents. The […]

Child Welfare

How Connecticut Moved From Institutions to Families

In response to a large influx of children into state care in the late 1990s resulting from tragedies that spawned fear within the agency, Connecticut developed a sprawling system of institutional settings to have enough […]

Foster Care

The Top 10 Ways to Lose a Foster Parent

As California continues to implement sweeping changes to its child welfare system through its Continuum of Care Reform, fewer youth are placed in group homes. But the demand for supportive family homes continues to increase. […]