Vinny Lloyd describes Boys State Training School as “extremely stressful,” with hours in isolation that haunt him even today. He credits his wife Katie for “staying with me and saving my life.”
The new film “We the Animals” accurately portrays the interrelated issues many children experience, from child neglect and domestic abuse to mental health and LGBTQ issues.
I am a former foster youth, someone who has suffered from substance abuse and has attempted suicide countless times. But I am not a victim of my circumstances—I am survivor.
In a major victory for a transgender rights, a judge in Florida ruled that a 17-year-old transgender boy has the right to use the boys’ bathroom at his public high school.
Senators grilled top immigration officials about just how the family separation policy was implemented and the ongoing challenges in family reunification efforts, calling out allegations of abuse in detention centers.
Today is the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all children cruelly separated from their parents at the border, but hundreds will not be reunited.
A federal district court in Philadelphia ruled that foster care agencies receiving public funds cannot discriminate against LGBTQ couples or others on the basis of religious belief.
A recent class action lawsuit alleges that 30 migrant children in a federally-funded shelter are routinely being given psychotropic drugs without their parents’ consent.
Today, the government missed a court-mandated deadline to reunite 102 children under age 5 with their families.
Being American means we step forward to protect our children, including (and especially) our most vulnerable.