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Most people know very little about parents in child welfare outside of the terrible stories that make the nightly news. These constant portrayals of child deaths leave most Americans under the impression that parents who have had their children removed committed horrific abuse—and deserve no compassion.>>>Read More

 
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Rise Issue #27 Fall 2014
Facing Race in Child Welfare

Children of color—especially Black and Native American children—enter foster care at higher rates than White children and stay in care longer. Research in some places has found that, even when cases are similar, families of color are treated differently than White families.

Change is possible when child welfare systems, parents and communities confront race in child welfare and take action. This issue explores parents’ perspectives and roles in reform.>>>Read More

 
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