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Children’s Rights In the News

10 November 2020 Troubled Podcast
Children’s Rights with Erin McGuinness #freeouryouth

Erin McGuinness, senior policy analyst for Children’s Rights, was interviewed by the Troubled Podcast. Erin dives deep—covering what it means for children to have rights in the U.S., the overrepresentation of Black and LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, poverty removals, adverse childhood experiences (ACES), the overuse and misuse of psychotropic […]

Children’s Rights with Erin McGuinness #freeouryouth
3 November 2020 The Imprint
Pandemic Made Existing Challenges Worse for LGBTQ Foster Youth, Report Says

A new report highlights the ways that the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the risk for LGBTQ youth in foster care. It then recommends steps that child welfare agencies, states and the federal government can take to curtail those risks. Children’s Rights, a New York-based nonprofit that seeks to improve America’s child welfare, juvenile justice, education and […]

Pandemic Made Existing Challenges Worse for LGBTQ Foster Youth, Report Says
16 October 2020 The Imprint
Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit

Children in Arizona’s foster care system are in line for better access to a range of health care services and living situations after a federal judge on Wednesday tentatively approved a settlement with the state in a 5-year-old case that seems to have already forced major changes in the system. Under the agreement, the state […]

Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit
12 October 2020 Imprint News Weekly Podcast
Faithful Discrimination

In the inaugural episode of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, Senior Editor John Kelly discussed the coronavirus relief package, a new state joining the Family First Act, and the looming end to California’s notorious state-run juvenile prisons. Guest interview: Christina Remlin of Children’s Rights discussed the legal and political battles being waged over faith-based child welfare […]

Faithful Discrimination
5 October 2020 Asian American Life
Asian American Life: October 2020 Edition

Despite the dire need for foster care parents, advocates for children say cultural sensitivity is still critical when fostering. Asian American Life reporter, Minnie Roh, takes an in-depth look at Asian American children in the foster care system. Executive Director, Sandy Santana, spoke with Roh for the episode, saying “Cultural sensitivity is incredibly important. When […]

Asian American Life: October 2020 Edition
4 October 2020 Associated Press
Arizona agrees to boost care for foster kids to settle suit

Arizona’s child welfare agency has agreed to boost behavioral and health services for children in foster care and limit use of group homes for those children to settle a lawsuit filed by child advocacy groups. The state Department of Child Services also will be required to monitor and limit workloads for front-line workers to ensure […]

Arizona agrees to boost care for foster kids to settle suit
26 August 2020 MetroWeekly
Congress finds Trump administration gave taxpayer dollars to anti-LGBTQ foster care agencies

“The lower courts correctly held that the City of Philadelphia’s anti-discrimination regulation applies to all taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to ensure that the pool of foster parents and resource caregivers is as diverse and broad as the foster children they serve,” Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, said in a statement. “I urge […]

Congress finds Trump administration gave taxpayer dollars to anti-LGBTQ foster care agencies
17 July 2020 TODAY Show
Why racism can have long-term effects on children’s health

Dr. Nia Heard-Garris was startled when her 4-year-old son came home from preschool one day and declared, “Mommy, sometimes I’m white.” As a pediatrician who studies the impact of racism on children’s health and the mother of a Black boy with caramel skin, she carefully inquired further. He told her one of his friends said […]

Why racism can have long-term effects on children’s health