A lawsuit charging Missouri officials have failed to properly oversee the administration of psychotropic medications to children in foster care was certified Thursday as a class action. Samantha Bartosz is quoted.
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In a ruling hailed as “historic,” a federal judge sided with the city of Philadelphia and same-sex foster and adoptive parents. Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted speaking out against policies that exclude LGBTQ people or others simply because they do not pass a religious or moral litmus test.
Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in this article about a harmful new proposal to legalize discrimination against prospective LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents: “In a context where placement problems are pervasive across the nation, the last thing we need is to discriminate against a very viable and important source for loving homes for kids.”
“In a foster-care system, for example, where we see rows of cribs where kids weren’t being soothed and weren’t being touched, eventually those kids stopped caring because no one was responding to them,” Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that works with kids in the foster-care system, tells Romper.
“This type of separation is especially dangerous for infants because in the first three years of life, the brain is going to rapid neurological development,” says Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, a non-profit advocating for kids in the foster-care system.
Sandy Santana is quoted: “There is absolutely no plan to reunite these families … These two bureaucracies aren’t always communicating with each other, so it’s not always clear if the children are being tracked.”
Sandy Santana is quoted: “We’ve heard stories of parents being deported and their children being left behind. And then kids are being sent all over the country, and that distance makes it less likely that these reunifications are going to take place quickly.”
Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about Trump’s executive order to stop family separation, which does little for families who have already been split apart. “There is absolutely no plan to reunite these families,” said Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights.
“There are times when we need to use strong language to convey what this is,” Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that works with kids in the foster care system, tells Bustle. “It is now U.S. government policy to inflict — deliberately — trauma on children to punish parents.”
Children’s Rights is featured in this article about advocacy groups working to end family separation. “In addition to partnering with the ACLU in a lawsuit against the policy, Children’s Rights has created a toolkit to guide those who wish to help end the ‘abhorrent’ policy.”