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Publications

Families Over Facilities: Ending the Harmful Use of Institutions and Other Group Facilities in Child Welfare Systems​

At any given time, there are approximately 42,823 children housed in institutions and other group facilities. Institutionalizing children denies them loving homes and robs them of their childhood. Families over Facilities is a call to action to end the unnecessary institutionalization of children in child welfare. The report details the physical, mental and emotional harm done […]

Families Over Facilities: Ending the Harmful Use of Institutions and Other Group Facilities in Child Welfare Systems​
Fostering Inequity: How COVID-19 Amplifies Dangers for LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

This report was developed with extensive input from LGBTQ+ young people currently or formerly in foster care, LGBTQ+ young people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness, and direct service workers. We identify how the pandemic is amplifying some of the risks for LGBTQ+ youth in child welfare systems and propose practices to mitigate them. Now, more than ever, LGBTQ+ young people must be protected.

Fostering Inequity: How COVID-19 Amplifies Dangers for LGBTQ+ Youth in Care
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