Jul. 28, 2021 4:40 pm
Estimates suggest that at any moment in Philadelphia about 200 out of the 500 youth experiencing homelessness have spent time in foster care. They are sliding through what child welfare researchers call the foster care to homelessness pipeline.
Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system
Instituting "Blind Removal" meetings coupled with implicit bias training for caseworkers has yielded good results in New York and Michigan, but not without controversy.
Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents
Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
Mar. 31, 2020 11:53 am
Disruptions and government response to the coronavirus outbreak are heavily impacting youth in foster care
Advocates say improvisation will be required to address the full range of problems Philadelphia’s child welfare system is confronting.