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Children’s Rights In the News

21 February 2018 Chronicle of Social Change
As Florida Faces Child Welfare Lawsuit, Legislature Tries to Speed Up Foster Care Exits

“There is long-term harm when kids are treated like ping pong balls, or when infants are warehoused in shelters and group homes,” said Ira Lustbader, litigation director for Children’s Rights, in the statement announcing the lawsuit. “Extreme instability and unnecessary institutionalization can physically damage children’s developing brains, impacting their learning and behavior.”

As Florida Faces Child Welfare Lawsuit, Legislature Tries to Speed Up Foster Care Exits
2 February 2018 Austin American-Statesman
Texas should follow — not fight — mandates to improve CPS

Ruling that the Texas foster care system continues to place children at risk, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack ordered Texas officials to adopt almost 100 changes, including reduced workloads for caseworkers, a ban on children sleeping in state offices and steps to better monitor and reduce sexual abuse

Texas should follow — not fight — mandates to improve CPS
10 January 2018 New York Times
After a Turbulent Childhood, on a Path to a Healthier Life

Children’s Rights’ lawsuits in Missouri and Iowa, which both allege failures to monitor the use of psychotropic medications for children in state custody, are cited in this article about a man who was prescribed psychotropic medications as a child.

After a Turbulent Childhood, on a Path to a Healthier Life

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