Native American families have endured generations of systematic child removal, but the grief, loss and trauma that birth mothers still experience have been largely overlooked.
A Supreme Court ruling has upheld the right of Congress to pass laws about Native American tribes’ rights to self-government.
Ontario’s new policy on youth leaving care comes into effect April 1. While the policy provides welcomed support for youth, there are still gaps that need to be addressed.
Rather than policing or separating families, a new collaborative movement born in the US seeks to find better ways to support children, families and communities.
ParentsNext requires the parents of very young children to perform monitored activities in return for Centrelink payments. Eve Vincent talks to single mothers about ‘the indignity of investigation’.
Children may struggle to recall basic words in their first language within a couple of months of stopping using it.
We surveyed 232 foster and kinship carers who had provided care to a baby in out-of-home care sometime in the last five years. Many were not well supported to care for babies.
Children and youth in care are more likely to have experienced trauma that can affect future health. A comprehensive, trauma-informed health strategy for these children and youth is long overdue.
A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
Despite a series of federal measures requiring greater efforts to preserve family unity, many policies make life harder for people swept up in the system.
Most exit the out-of-home care system at 18, or younger, without ongoing support.
Children are removed from families and placed in care when we think they are being harmed or their needs neglected. But data shows the vast majority aren’t getting recommended health care.
In the next year, public support will be needed more than ever to ensure that the spirit of the agreement is respected and translated into meaningful change for First Nations children.
For youth under state guardianship the state has assumed the role of the parent. But state parenting falls short of how most people would treat their children.
Public investments in benefit programs could save tens of thousands of children from being victims of child abuse and have important later-life effects on child welfare and overall health.
A record 95,079 child migrants had arrived alone at the US’s southern border by July this year. The US is legally responsible for these children, but it is struggling to give them adequate care.
Education is a key to health, economic and social outcomes. So why don’t we make it easier for former youth in care to access post-secondary education?
Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
The legal order has struggled under a veil of invisibility for years. But research shows it provides better outcomes for many vulnerable children
The Ontario provincial government announced a moratorium on ending foster care at age 18 during the coronavirus pandemic, but this is due to end on March 31.