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The Foster Families We Need

We have a shortage of foster families that is hidden by a lack of centralized data. In order to propose a remedy for this deficiency, I used data and information from the federal government, the Casey […]

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More Kids for Fewer Homes?

Recent federal data indicate that the foster child population has risen slightly over the past few years to just over 415,000 wards. During the same time, home placements appear to have declined. I say “appear” because we […]


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #4: Limit Criminal History Barriers for Potential Kinship Caregivers

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional […]