The boy's father was arrested and charged with child abuse.
They had no food or water inside of the trailer, which was buried in the ground and covered in plastic and tires.
I know it works because I see it every day. Communities succeed when children succeed. Children succeed when their parents succeed. But in a storm, even the most ferocious swimmer can't make it to shore without a lifeboat.
The loss of any child is painful; a loss that could have been prevented is almost too much to bear.
One Roof is engaging local, county, state and national partners to create an improved, integrated policy and services response
The fate of the most substantial piece of child welfare legislation in the last 10 years rests in the hands of a few U.S. Senators this week.
Over the past 8 years I have lost a lot of sleep. I stay up wondering how I can communicate why the work I've dedicated my entire life to is so critical.
As a child in foster care, she could very easily have been moved from foster family to foster family, falling behind in school and eventually landing on the street with nothing but a trash bag filled with clothes and a few other belongings. Instead she knows her grandparents as mom and dad.
In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care and lingering in group care.
All children deserve what she now has--a safe and stable family where they can grow roots and thrive. As a country, where would we be without grandparents and other relatives who are sacrificing to raise the children in their care? The Senate needs to do the right thing and put families first.