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Every state is struggling with child protection and foster care. What’s it like to be a foster child or a foster parent in your state? The following articles are arranged by state. Check out your state here;
California; Gabriel Fernandez death 7 years ago and child protection in California today.
Connecticut; Invisible Children
Georgia Expects Pandemic to create upsurge in foster care.
Iowa; Help needed finding foster families in Western Iowa
Kansas Closes last youth residential cares for boys (PCAP). 35% of these Kansas kids graduated high school this year.
Kentucky foster families were struggling to find families before the pandemic – it will be even harder coming out of the Covid pandemic.
Louisiana; Child Protective Services needs 1500 workers to help at risk children.
Louisiana; half of child care centers closed
Massachusetts; Abused children stuck and home and child abuse reports drop a big concern
Maine; Redesigned website for DHHS to better serve the public
Michigan; Youth sent out of state by DCS return with Covid
Missouri; Big change for foster children
Montana Child Abuse reports down significantly – child advocates worried.
Nebraska; Heartland family services buys Archdiocese campus.
Nevada; Dave Thomas foundation expands Wendy’s Wonderful Kids charity
New Hampshire; National Foster Care Month – 1 in 17 children live outside of their family home.
New Mexico; Who decides on foster placements?
North Carolina; Isolation, depression and poverty of aging out foster children.
Ohio; First in house adoptions since mid-March
Oklahoma; Lack of foster families places children outside the county
Rhode Island; Emergency care for foster children during pandemic.
South Carolina teachers helping abused children outside the classroom during the pandemic.
Tennessee; Kids in need of permanent homes
Texas; RMYA / Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Accreditation
Virginia; Spike in child abuse cases
Washington; Foster child housing-rescue plan. Abuse allegations forcing Prescott boys home closure
Wisconsin; Trauma screening through ACEs to help abused children heal – Black children 4 times more likely to be removed from the home in CP cases. Governor Evers cuts 1.9 M from child welfare services.