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.
Out of Harm’s Way
by Richard J. Gelles Oxford University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-19-061801-8, 186 pages, $27.95 I was excited to get my copy of Richard Gelles’ widely awaited new book, “Out of Harm’s Way.” Gelles is one of […]
It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion and Open Adoption
An Anthology for Birth and Adoptive Parents and their Therapists Edited by Brooke Randolph, MA, NCC, LMHC Entourage Publishing, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-1942312093, 318 pages, $16.65 “It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion and Open […]
As Coronavirus Shutdowns Grow, Resource Families Left With Little Direction
By Kim Phagan-Hansel As coronavirus continues to impact Americans on all fronts – from toilet paper shortages to event cancellations and school closings – the frontline caregivers for many of the country’s foster youth have […]