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Children’s Rights In the News

9 April 2018 Opioid Institute
Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse

Sandy Santana speaks about the growing number of children entering foster care due to the opioid epidemic: “In those states that have been most affected by the opioid crisis, they are really, really struggling,” says Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights. “Their foster care systems are reeling.”

Foster Care Is Straining Under the Opioid Crisis and Other Drug Abuse
4 April 2018 LMT Online
Time does not stand still for foster children

Alyssa, former plaintiff in Children’s Rights’ lawsuit in Texas, is profiled in this article. “For too many of the thousands of young Texans in foster care, the march of time…means potential sexual and physical abuse. It means aging out of foster care and entering the adult world lost, broken and alone.

Time does not stand still for foster children
27 March 2018 Chronicle of Social Change
Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?

Should caseworkers collect data about the sexual orientation of children in foster care? Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, speaks out against the overall lack of legal guards in many states for LGBTQ youth in care.

Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?