What Foster Youth Need Right Now

Since 2020, things have been … well, not going great. From World War III almost happening, Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash, to the pandemic of COVID-19, or as we know the coronavirus. My […]


This Will Change the Course of America Forever

When I first heard about the coronavirus, I thought back to an exaggerated meteorology report in the winter. I heard the commotion of my town, “it will snow 2 feet, the schools will be closed, […]


Opportunities to Re-Create My Narrative

For most, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives we once had. Social distancing and isolation is the new norm as the world is continuously being impacted by the coronavirus. March 13 was the last […]


Profiles in Permanency: Tuning into Teens in New Jersey

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, designed […]

Child Welfare

New York City’s Child Welfare System Quietly Swims Upstream to Prevent Family Separation

On a recent Tuesday in New York City’s Hunts Point neighborhood, Emily Lopez directs a visitor to the “selfie chair,” a large plastic throne in this new family center’s sunny atrium, perfect for impromptu Instagramming. […]

Child Welfare

New Jersey Governor-Elect Taps Christine Norbut Beyer to Head Child Welfare Agency

New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy (D) has nominated Christine Norbut Beyer, a senior director for Casey Family Programs, to lead the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF). Beyer was an assistant child welfare commissioner […]