Category Archives: Opinion
This case is a reminder that training on when ICWA applies and likewise, when it does not apply, is critical for those advocating for the best interests of children. It is also a reminder of the toll protracted litigation has on children. Continue reading
Being a father often has nothing to do with a biological relationship. And being a good father takes work. It’s a serious job, and most fathers only get on-the-job training for it. Continue reading
the number of Hispanic/Latino children in foster care did in fact grow between 2000 and 2011. Hispanic youth made up 21% of the foster care population in 2011, compared with only 14% in 2000.
While the number of Hispanic foster children in care increased in 2011, the proportion of Hispanic children who came into care decreased by 25%. A deeper dive is required to understand what is going on behind the numbers. Continue reading
We should do all we can to prevent child abuse and support its victims. Every child, regardless of traumatic experiences, has the potential to grow up to be a happy, productive and responsible adult. Continue reading
Guest blogger Judge Ernestine S. Gray is the chief judge of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and a former president of the National CASA Association Board of Trustees. Lately we are hearing a lot about the power—and necessity—of collective action. … Continue reading