1. Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare through Cross-System Collaboration

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) newest policy report highlights the need to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare by building cross-system collaborations. Youth who identify as LGBTQ or gender-nonconforming are over-represented in child welfare, and they experience higher instances of...
  2. Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

    The National Crittenton Foundation, in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, has released “Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls.” The report presents research and data showing that, in the last two decades, girls’ presence in the juvenile justice system has increased at all stages of the process....
  3. Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children

    Children living in poverty are more likely to have mental health problems, and their conditions are more likely to be severe. Of the approximately 1.3 million children who were recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 2013, about 50% were disabled primarily due to a mental disorder. An...
  4. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Foster Care

    LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ....
  5. Using Social Media in Child Welfare

    Using social media techniques and innovations in child welfare practice is a relatively new approach for the field. While using social media as a practice tool offers opportunities to enhance, improve, and make work with children and families more effective, it also presents new challenges for the field. These pages...
  6. Family and Children’s Place School-Based Therapy Services

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Family and Children’s Place Description: The program utilizes evidence-based therapy models to address behavioral problems such as difficulty focusing, explosive anger outbursts, intrusive sadness, difficulty relating to and interacting with peers, self-esteem issues, bullying, trauma (domestic violence, child abuse), changes in household (parent has new partner, new...