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.
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.
For some youth, system involvement may be immediately followed by homelessness, for obvious reasons: a child who is taken
Passing H.R. 5456, the Family First Prevention Services Act, will benefit the children and families we serve. This is an enormous step forward in the treatment of our country's most vulnerable children.
It is near 5:00 a.m., and the sun has started its push up over the east side of Mt. Shasta, directly opposite the 13-person group of climbers on the southwest slope. The sun so obscured, the light is a blue gray, with clouds all around save for a miles-wide clearing.
Echoing Green Fellow, Serita Cox, Leverages the Internet of Things to Innovate The Child Welfare System
For National Foster Care Month, I interviewed Echoing Green Global Fellow Serita Cox, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of iFoster.
White House Champion of Change, David Ambroz, Leverages New Media to Reimagine and Improve The Foster Care System
For National Foster Care Month, I interviewed David Ambroz, who is the Executive Director of Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility for Disney|ABC Television Group.
It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Safe Babies Court Teams aim to break a dysfunctional cycle by aligning resources and addressing the individual and underlying needs of parents - prior to and following reunification or other permanency outcome.
The teen told investigators she was the mother of two of the children found in the Pennsylvania house.
Through our work with the demonstration sites, strategies have already emerged to better coordinate and serve families who
In New York City, over 150,000 children under five are poor. Last year, nearly 20,000 of these children slept in homeless shelters - enough to fill Madison Square Garden. From the moment they're born, children in poverty face an uphill struggle to survive, thrive and learn with so many odds stacked against them.