Child Welfare

Oregon’s Child Welfare System Hit With Lawsuit After a Rising Number of Foster Kids Sent to Institutional Facilities

  As the Oregon state legislature considers the fate of an increasing number of foster children sent to out-of-state institutional facilities, legal advocates filed a class-action lawsuit today in federal court designed to address the […]

Adoption

While We Celebrate, Some Children Grieve

Sitting across the coffee table from me, a young woman – adopted as a child out of foster care – shared her experiences. She had achieved incredible success in life, a college degree, with a […]

Adoption

A Need for Fresh Ideas on Training the Child Welfare Workforce

The path to training America’s child welfare workforce often begins with more generalized training on how to be a social worker. Frequently, this preliminary work is done on college campuses, where bachelor’s or master’s degree […]