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Akron Beacon Journal

Stephanie Warsmith

29 November 2021

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Summit County, Ohio's juvenile court's Multidisciplinary Team Representation assigns a parent advocate and social worker to child-custody cases to help parents reunite with their children much more quickly than the sy...

Street Roots

Libby Dowsett

3 November 2021

Georgia, United States

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In Georgia, child-welfare officials considering moving a child in foster care from one caregiver to another must delay the move for 14 days. During that pause, a group of involved officials and foster parents hold a v...

Street Roots

Libby Dowsett

27 October 2021

Iowa, United States

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By putting a priority on rescuing children from danger in their homes by reducing the danger or placing the children in relatives' care, Iowa courts have greatly reduced the traumatizing use of emergency foster care p...

Street Roots

Libby Dowsett

20 October 2021

Iowa, United States

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Iowa in 2017 imposed new rules for the agencies that run group homes for children in foster care. The rules have greatly reduced the frequency with which children are moved from place to place far from their families,...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

14 December 2020

Poland

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Współpraca naukowców, organizacji pozarządowych, ekologów i rządu pozwoliła na przywrócenie naturze polskiego wilka, gatunku, który był na granicy wyginięcia. Metody takie, jak lokalizacje GPS i badania genetyczne pom...

Education Matters British Columbia

Tracy Sherlock

14 September 2021

British Columbia, Canada

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The British Columbia government waives tuition at public universities for undergraduate students who grew up in foster care, a measure that takes aim at the disadvantages young people face after aging out of the child...

The Imprint

Elizabeth Amon

21 July 2021

Ferndale, Washington, United States

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The Lummi Tribal council created Sche'lang'en Village to provide a supportive community for Native families that have been torn apart by the foster system, drugs, or domestic violence. The more than 30 families accept...

Los Angeles Times

Jaclyn Cosgrove

14 July 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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Based on its success in New York, ‘blind removal’ will be implemented in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system. The pilot project eliminates the child’s race from information available to social workers to prevent...

The Imprint

Martín Macías, Jr.

29 April 2021

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Safe Babies program model trains judges to oversee foster-care cases with the goal of fixing the problems that led social workers to remove young children from their homes. Operating swiftly, so that babies do not...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way foster care works. The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, had to change the way they do things to ensure the safety of children and teens. “In lat...

USA Today

Pat Beall

Daphne Chen

Michael Braga

Josh Salman

16 October 2020

Florida, United States

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Alarmed that child-welfare officials failed too often to prevent abuse within families, Florida responded six years ago with a crackdown that reversed official policy favoring preserving families if possible. But remo...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

6 August 2019

Oregon, United States

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Youth Villages, a nonprofit started in Tennessee over 30 years ago has helped improve the lives of children who face difficulties in their homes while saving money on the child welfare system. Instead of immediately r...

San Jose Mercury News

Rob Waters

1 July 2019

California, United States

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To address the difficulties foster youth face when trying to complete a college program, California has implemented a series of support mechanisms designed to increase the chances of graduation. From extending the cut...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

19 June 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Miami is home to a special type of child welfare program called CHANCE (Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation) that is designed specifically for youth in foster care that have been ...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

5 April 2019

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Keeping families together eases the burden on the foster care system and reduces issues such as homelessness and substance abuse in the long term. Former foster children in Spokane, Washington, end up relying heavily ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lauren Dake

22 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

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The foster care system in Tennessee drastically reduced the number of children removed from their homes by implementing a preventive strategy that seeks to help parents remedy problems leading to child neglect. The ...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

20 March 2019

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lauren Dake

18 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

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Investing in families provides positive results and helps keep the cost of child welfare lower in the long-term. Nonprofit programs, like the one run by Youth Villages, can help children and families overcome challeng...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, there’s about 8,000 children in the Foster Care System. “Oregon takes children away from their homes at a rate two times higher than the national average.” Youth Villages is hoping their intervention progra...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

28 February 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Washington State looks to an innovative program in Tennessee that centers around developing strong relationships between homeless youth and their case workers. The Tennessee program, which offers youth in foster care ...

The New Republic

Kathryn Joyce

25 February 2019

United States

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New York City's child welfare agency is trying once again to combat its "reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color" by piloting child care centers that are set up to help families feel respected a...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

19 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Over the course of three decades, a program called Youth Villages has drastically improved the foster-care system in Tennessee by reducing the number of children removed from their homes. The program is able to assess...

NPR

Gloria Hillard

29 December 2018

California, United States

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The Wolf Connection Youth Empowerment Program connects troubled youth who have dealt with abuse and trauma, with wolves. "These wolves and wolf-dogs come from abuse, neglect and mistreatment. And the youth we serve co...

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