Children’s Rights has proudly teamed up with Lambda Legal and the Center for the Study of Social Policy in conducting a groundbreaking study highlighting the deficiencies in law and policy across all 50 states in protecting transgender, gender expansive, and gender non-conforming youth in out-of-home care systems. The first-of-its-kind report showcases the dramatic overrepresentation of […]
A collection of blogs from CR’s 2016 Fostering the Future campaign. Foreword by Rita Soronen, President & CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
The nation’s opioid epidemic is landing an unprecedented number of children in foster care as their parents struggle with substance abuse. With the proper supports and services, many of these families could remain intact. In CR’s fall newsletter cover story, “Preserving Family Connections For Children in Foster Care,” we take an in-depth look at a growing movement to maintain family ties.
A review of Children’s Rights’ work in 2015, including significant developments in our foster care reform campaigns, financial information and a list of the individuals and organizations that generously supported Children’s Rights during the period.
For decades, thousands of young people in Texas foster care have suffered in a severely broken system where overwhelming caseloads, too few foster homes and poor oversight are the norm. In our cover story of Notes From the Field, you’ll hear from several youth who experienced the devastating effects of Texas’ beleaguered “permanent foster care” system.
CR Staff Attorney Julia Davis and Paralegal Michelle M. Zhang discuss the impact of solitary confinement on youth, and current efforts to end the practice, in the Cardozo Alumni magazine.
On any given day, thousands of children in U.S. foster care are given psychotropic medications to address mental health and behavioral issues. Studies show that children in state care are administered these drugs at far higher rates than the general child population.
What does it mean to reform foster care? What does our advocacy accomplish? Click here to see how Children’s Rights has affected concrete and critical change in child welfare systems across the United States.
Most children who are adopted from foster care join loving families that last, but all too often kids are placed in “forever homes,” only to have their stability shatter. As we see in the cover story of Notes From the Field, the effects of broken adoptions are tragic – children can end up on the streets, back in state care or “rehomed.”