Notes From the Field, Fall 2016

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The nation’s opioid epidemic is landing an unprecedented number of children in foster care as their parents struggle with substance abuse. With the proper supports and services, many of these families could remain intact. But too often, family preservation is not prioritized.

In CR’s fall newsletter cover story, “Preserving Family Connections For Children in Foster Care,” we take an in-depth look at a growing movement to maintain family ties, including in the U.S. Congress. Elijah is one of many who says his path in life would have been easier if he had lived with a stable relative: “What I wanted the most was a family, but instead I was shuffled from facility to facility like I was an animal.”

Also in this issue, you’ll find updates on a landmark settlement reached in South Carolina on behalf of 3,400 children, a Q&A with aspiring actor Motell Foster, who recently joined CR’s exciting new Young Professional Leadership Council, and a photo-packed review of our Eleventh Annual Benefit.

On the Frontlines: From CR’s Executive Director
In Focus: Preserving Family Connections For Children in Foster Care
CR Insider: Motell Foster
New Young Professional Council to Help Advance CR Mission
Extraordinary Allies Natalie Morales, Yetter Coleman LLP Honored at CR Benefit
Landmark Settlement ‘A Huge Step Forward’ for Kids in South Carolina

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