Many believe the child welfare system protects children from abuse. But as Torn Apart uncovers, this system is designed to punish Black families. Drawing on decades of research, legal scholar and sociologist Dorothy Roberts reveals that the child welfare system is better understood as a “family policing system” that collaborates with law enforcement and prisons to oppress Black communities.
By Lisa D. Maynard Stress is a natural consequence for all parents, and often all the more so for foster and adoptive parents. Research findings suggest that some of the more specific stressors in fostering […]
This new book by former foster youth Antonio D. Grate offers advice to foster and kinship caregivers about transitioning a youth to their family and home. Grate is also a motivational speaker and shares more […]
Since August, America’s shores have been pummeled by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey. Each has displaced thousands and wreaked havoc on some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. Among those impacted are some of the […]