Child Welfare

Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government […]

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Boys in the Life

Nola Brantley is a sex trafficking survivor and advocate in California. Even though she primarily works with girls and young women, Brantley is concerned about another hidden demographic of trafficked children: boys and trans youth. […]

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Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness in the United States is an under-reported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless. In […]

Analysis

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #7: Federal Data Collection, Training Mandates, on LGBTQ Foster Youth

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 […]