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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:40

Kids Can Thrive with Gay Parents

Kids Can Thrive with Gay Parents

Psychology Today - November 21, 2016

None of the outcome measures showed any difference between families headed by gay versus straight parents. Children's behavior problems were no different between these groups, whether behavior was rated by parents or teachers. Parental stress and family functioning were no different between these groups. In sum, there was no evidence whatsoever to suggest that children generally fared better or worse depending on the sexual orientation of their parents.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/adopting-reason/201611/kids-can-thrive-gay-parents

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:30

Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts

Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts
Families involved with the child welfare system must often engage with the judicial system. This factsheet is designed to demystify the legal process and inform families of their rights and responsibilities. It includes frequently asked questions about the different stages of court proceedings, how parents and family members can prepare for court hearings, and who and what to expect in the courtroom and throughout the process.
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/cwandcourts/

Compiled by the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Published in Children's Justice Act

How does the Federal Government stay connected to the needs and issues of the frontlines of child welfare? How is the field changing its approach to protecting children and strengthening families?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in our new podcast, “Washington, D.C., and the Local Child Welfare Professional,” featuring a conversation with Rafael López, who was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate in 2015 as the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Commissioner López’s experience spans the local, State, and Federal levels of child welfare. Visit the podcast landing page for more information on this podcast and related resources.

Looking for more podcasts? Visit our growing collection on the Children's Bureau website.  

Published in Children's Justice Act

Most children involved in child welfare systems, and the overwhelming majority of children placed in out-of-home care, have a parent with an alcohol or other substance use disorder. Here is a 2-page information flyer from Children & Family Futures. 

Published in Children's Justice Act

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children and Adolescents
National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides information on events that may cause PTSD, how many children are affected, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.

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