Notes From the Field, Fall 2016

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, and a photo-packed review of our Eleventh Annual Benefit.

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