Los Angeles Orders Agencies to Report on LGBTQ Services for Youth in Foster Care – The Chronicle of Social Change

In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a motion aimed at improving the experience and outcomes for LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system.“[It’s] amazing to see folks from across L.A. County really in support of LGBTQ rights,” said Jenny Dang Vinopal, executive director of the National Foster […]

As opioid crisis strains foster care, states aren’t tracking the damage | Reveal

New Hampshire social workers are all too familiar with how opioid abuse can push children into foster care. They see it all the time.The chain of events is often the same: After being approached by social workers, addicted parents continue to overdose or start dodging them. State officials deem the home unsafe and seek a […]