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foster care, homelessness, and a new coordinated system

I recently started a job as a case manager serving homeless youth and youth transitioning out of foster care. I’ve been thinking a lot about foster care in the time following the start of this position, and its connection to … Continue reading

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racial disproportionality – a follow up

Today’s blogpost is a follow up to some information about racial disproportionality in child welfare, which gave a basic overview of the overrepresentation of certain racial and ethnic groups, specifically Black and Native American, but also in some circumstances Latino/a, … Continue reading

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some information about racial disroportionality in child welfare

In honor of National Foster Care Month, I’ve decided to post some links to information about the child welfare system in the US, in addition to some statistics that I think are important to know, but which are not well … Continue reading

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the years in between: memories of kinship care

I’m smiling so hard my face hurts. Three or four years old, looking up at the woman who squatted over and put her hands on her knees to speak to me. I think what she’s doing is funny. I bend … Continue reading

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