Few systems are as critical to a community as child welfare. To an outsider, the child welfare system is also a complex labyrinth of programs that cover children’s safety, abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption as well as supporting and strengthening families. How children fare in that system will have lifelong repercussions across all parts of society. (Photo: The Seattle Times)
A Missouri reporter leaves the business beat to help with her paper’s emphasis on combating child abuse.
Ethical journalists should show care and compassion when covering children in tragedy, a professor of Media Ethics writes.
Children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication, drugs prescribed to affect the mind, emotions and behavior, at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Rates of psychotropic medication use are also significantly higher in rural than urban areas.
In a January 2013 special investigation for City Limits, reporter Rachel Blustain tackles the growing concern over broken adoptions, cases in which a child adopted out of foster care returns to the system or otherwise leaves an adoptive family.
The latest data on children living in kinship care arrangements, as well a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.
Palm Beach Post Reporter Michael LaForgia follows up on his 2011 Casey Medal Winning story and launches a new series on Florida's lax oversight of summer camps.
The study tallies the financial costs of child abuse and neglect and estimates the economic implications for victims and society.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Neglect and Abuse, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
A multimedia series by the Detroit Free Press highlights 18-year-old Marcus's transition to college. Reporter David Jesse tells the story behind the story.
The Ms. Foundation for Women and the Berkeley Media Studies Group closely examines the first nine days of news coverage of the Penn State University child sexual abuse case.
The report suggests that toxic stress has lifelong developmental consequences for kids.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Foster Care and Child Welfare, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
The disproportionate number of black children in child abuse reports is due to increased exposure to risk factors such as poverty, not racial bias in the child welfare system, the study reports.
A disproportionate amount of gay and transgender youth comprise the homeless youth population. They face harsh conditions and have few government programs or charity groups to turn to.
The report identifies and examines different home visiting program models.
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