Trump Administration Continues to Pursue Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families

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In April 2018, the Trump Administration announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy intended to ramp up criminal prosecution of people caught entering the U.S. illegally. Soon after the announcement of the zero-tolerance policy, reports surfaced that unauthorized immigrant parents traveling with their children were being criminally prosecuted and separated from their children… Read More

Book Review: The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity (2018) by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

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The Deepest Well focuses on the impact that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have on a person’s growth and development, physical health, and long-term well-being. The term ACEs comes from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, first conducted from 1995 to 1997…

“Family First” Law Restricts Use of Congregate Care for Foster Youth

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The Family First Preservation Services Act seeks to improve the well-being of children in foster care by establishing minimum standards for congregate care settings, by requiring independent assessments by qualified individuals that both outline a foster child’s needs and recommend the appropriate level of care to meet those needs… Read More

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