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Children’s Rights In the News

26 March 2019 NBC News
Allegations of abuse at home for at-risk kids

Sandy Santana is quoted in this investigative piece about a group home in Iowa: “When kids act out with behavior that is symptomatic of their mental health issues, it’s hard for workers to adapt, and very hard for them to access techniques that a well-trained person would access immediately,” Santana said. “So they rely on […]

Allegations of abuse at home for at-risk kids
19 March 2019 Tampa Bay Times
State agrees to foster care reforms in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Settling in a case brought by Children’s Rights and our partners, Florida has agreed to no longer place children overnight in hotels or unlicensed offices, to stop squeezing more children into foster homes than they are licensed for and to keep children aged 6 and younger out of group foster homes staffed by shift workers.

State agrees to foster care reforms in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
19 March 2019 Michigan Advance
Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids

“We are exceedingly disappointed that after more than ten years, Michigan still finds itself failing the state’s most vulnerable children,” said Samantha Bartosz of Children’s Rights in a press release last week following the latest report. “This long into reform, such grave safety concerns for children clearly suggest a lack of management focus.”

Michigan computer system continues to fail abused, neglected kids
5 March 2019 WOSU Public Media
Aging Out Of Foster Care: Interview

Elissa Glucksman Hyne, senior policy analyst at Children’s Rights, is interviewed on this radio segment about the challenges faced by youth aging out of foster care.

Aging Out Of Foster Care: Interview

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