ABA Journal - August 13, 2019
Resolution 115C, declaring that the Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional, was easily approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday. The Indian Child Welfare Act was passed in 1978 to address the fact that states remove Indian children from their parents at high rates. Because those children were not often placed with members of their own tribes, that high rate was hurting tribes' ability to pass on their cultures to the next generation.

Also: Editorial: ICWA ruling a victory for tribes: https://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-icwa-ruling-a-victory-for-tribes/article_d70b9f12-6d72-5de7-a80b-3064a3f7ea6c.html

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/the-indian-child-welfare-resolution-115C

 

WNYC - August 14, 2019
The one-year filing period is known as a "look-back window," and allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year. Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou is one of the people who voted for the new law, touting it at a news conference on Tuesday.

Also: Lawyers for victims of childhood abuse predict gut-wrenching stories in court (Includes video): https://www.whec.com/news/lawyers-for-victims-of-childhood-abuse-predict-gut-wrenching-stories-in-court/5456407/?cat=565
Also: Hundreds of child sex abuse victims to file civil suits (Includes video): https://wnyt.com/news/hundreds-of-child-sex-abuse-victims-to-file-civil-suits/5456200/?cat=10114
Also: Hundreds of lawsuits expected in New York after statute lifted on old child abuse cases: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/457361-hundreds-of-lawsuits-expected-in-new-york-after-statute-lifted-on-old

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750881986/adult-victims-of-childhood-sex-abuse-in-new-york-can-sue-alleged-abusers

 

Policy makers, practitioners, and researchers have emphasized the importance of supportive relationships between staff and parents in early childhood education settings and schools.
Author(s): Barnes, Carolyn.;Nolan, Sarah.
Published: 2019
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review
v. 98, March 2019, p. 238-251
Available from: Elsevier
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740918305589

Published in Best Practices

Awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the United States has increased during the last ten years. The increased awareness is reflected ...
Author(s): Hounmenou, Charles.;O'Grady, Caitlin.
Published: 2019
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review
v. 98, March 2019, p. 188-198 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740918306583

Published in Families

Despite the increasing use of adoption to provide permanence for children living in out-of-home care, relatively little is known about the children involved. This paper presents findings on the previous life experiences of an entire cohort of ‘difficult to place’ adoptees who were placed in Australia over 26 years. 
Author(s): Tregeagle, Susan.;Moggach, Lynn.;Trivedi, Helen.;Ward, Harriet.
Published: 2019
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review
v. 96, January 2019, p. 55-63
Available from: Elsevier 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740918304365

That parents with intellectual disabilities are noted to be involved with child protection systems at disproportionate rates is well documented. Drawing on national-level data from the United States' child protection system, this study examines the prevalence of substantiated child protection cases involving a parent with an intellectual disability as well as information about demographic characteristics, risk factors, child maltreatment types and services provided at the start of a child protection case. 
Author(s): Slayter, Elspeth M.;Jensen, Jordan.
Published: 2019
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review
v. 98, March 2019, p. 297-304
Available from: Elsevier
https://www.elsevier.com/

After more than a decade of declines in the foster care caseload in the United States, cases have risen steadily since 2012.1 Between 2012 and 2017, the number of children living in foster care and entering care increased by 12% and 8%, respectively.1 One proposed explanation for this recent growth is the opioid epidemic, but supporting evidence is scarce.2,3 In this exploratory study, we examine trends in the number of children entering foster care because of parental drug use and describe changes in their characteristics over time.
Research Letter.
Meinhofer, Angélica. Angleró-Díaz, Yohanis.
2019
JAMA Pediatrics - Prepublication
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2737904

The Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program is managed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an operational division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
 United States. Office of Refugee Resettlement.
2019
https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Unaccompanied-Alien-Children-Program-Fact-Sheet.pdf

The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book begins by exploring how America’s child population — and the American childhood experience — has changed since 1990. And there’s some good news to share: Of the 16 areas of child well-being tracked across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being — 11 have improved since the Foundation published its first Data Book 30 editions ago.

Annie E. Casey Foundation.
2019
https://www.aecf.org/resources/2019-kids-count-data-book/
https://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2019kidscountdatabook-2019.pdf

All Children – All Families promotes LGBTQ inclusive policies and affirming practices among child welfare agencies and formally recognizes those innovative agencies that are leading the field. 
At the core of this work are the Benchmarks of LGBTQ Inclusion listed below. The benchmarks are organized into seven main areas of inclusive policies and affirming practices that organizations should implement to best serve LGBTQ children, youth and families. For more information and resources on each benchmark, visit hrc.org/acaf-benchmarks. 
Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
2019
https://assets2.hrc.org/files/images/resources/HRC_ACAF_Benchmarks_of_LGBTQ_Inclusion.pdf?_ga=2.112246340.1711927673.1562942285-1026680468.1562942285

Published in LGBTQ Youth
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