Too many young people in Pennsylvania residential foster care are subjected to a pattern of abuse and maltreatment. The time for system-wide reform is now.
According to a report in USA Today, border patrol agents continue to separate migrant children from their parents at the border, without consulting a child welfare specialist. Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, condemns this harmful practice.
Rather than a border wall, a better solution to fighting human trafficking, particularly foreign-born trafficking victims, is for the Administration to increase the number of T visas it grants.
If you are a child in foster care or have a child in foster care, he or she might qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA oversees different benefits programs.
A new novel by Valeria Luiselli, “The Lost Children Archive,” depicts the unimaginable pain when parents are separated from their children.
Kansas’ child welfare system is, and has been for at least a decade, systematically failing to protect children in foster care. Children’s Rights is taking action.
Sandy Santana issued this statement: “The Super Bowl has become an annual opportunity to shine the light on human trafficking, a global scourge that destroys lives every day — including the lives of children.”
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families announced its decision to grant a waiver to allow South Carolina foster care providers to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive parents while maintaining their licenses and continuing to receive federal funds.
“It is shocking that the Trump Administration enacted this policy with no attempt to develop the infrastructure and processes that could track and eventually reunite these children.”
We recently spoke with Sophia Williams Baugh, a former foster youth and passionate advocate for children. Sophia is the founder of Family For Us Too, a new non-profit organization dedicated to creating a supportive family community for youth who have aged out of foster care. Check out our Q & A with Sophia here.