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Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system purpose

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.
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents purpose

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.
Kinship care: Proactively addressing systemic racism in child welfare purpose

Sep. 3, 2020 7:05 am

Kinship care: Proactively addressing systemic racism in child welfare

"The unique needs of kinship caregivers require treatment that differs from that of general foster parents to support success and prevent disruption," says guest columnist Karissa Phelps.
Disruptions and government response to the coronavirus outbreak are heavily impacting youth in foster care purpose

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.
Leveling the academic playing field for children in foster care purpose

Aug. 30, 2019 11:33 am

Leveling the academic playing field for children in foster care

CB Community School is designed to help youth in care receive a quality education. Instructors are trained in trauma-informed practices to help students cope with any crisis they are facing.
This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court purpose

Jun. 28, 2018 12:45 pm

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

In the ongoing legal battle between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia, questions of religious liberty and anti-discrimination in the foster care system are on trial. Meanwhile, the Office of LGBT Affairs is actively recruiting prospective foster parents.
Most foster youth don’t earn bachelor’s degrees. The Field Center wants to change that method

Sep. 20, 2017 12:55 pm

Most foster youth don’t earn bachelor’s degrees. The Field Center wants to change that

Penn's Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, along with a new Stoneleigh Fellow, provides technical support to a cohort of four area colleges offering campus support programs for foster youth.
The case for becoming a foster parent in Philadelphia purpose

Jun. 23, 2017 7:19 am

The case for becoming a foster parent in Philadelphia

There are nearly 6,000 foster children in the city. Turning Points for Children's Kevin Lockett asks, What makes a good foster parent?
Nate Nichols hopes his new event series will broaden the ‘gateway to youth’ for potential mentors people

May 17, 2017 10:35 am

Nate Nichols hopes his new event series will broaden the ‘gateway to youth’ for potential mentors

Odds Against Odds, which kicks off May 22, is prepped to be a nontraditional discussion with nontraditional leaders reaching out to local youth.
This resource map for youth exiting foster care is live results

May 8, 2017 10:00 am

This resource map for youth exiting foster care is live

“I thought of all the times this could have been an invaluable tool for those days when I needed support or something to eat,” said one former homeless youth who helped create Youth Matters Philly.

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