In “The Kidnapping Club,” the historian Jonathan Daniel Wells describes the circle of slave catchers and police officers who terrorized New York’s Black population in the three decades before the Civil War. They snatched up children, as well as adults, and sold them into slavery. –New York TimesRead more
“The terms traditionally used to describe the system are all positive. ‘Child welfare system’ implies that the system’s purpose is to improve or protect the welfare of children. ‘Child protective services’ states that they are services, and that these services are designed to protect children. ‘Foster care’ explicitly states that it is a form of care. In fact, this system is not about child or family welfare, protection, or care. This system is about regulating, policing, punishing and destroying families.” – Dorothy RobertsRead more
Although some education advocates considered Friday’s vote a victory, others said the changes were not inclusive of L.G.B.T.Q. youth and did not do enough to expand students’ knowledge of consent.Read more
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS | Due 15 Jan 2021 | Grace Abbott Book Prize 2020 | Society for the History of Children and Youth
“We know that trauma shows up in many ways. There are many iterations of it. It is systemic, which is why it really does demand or require a systemic solution and response,” Pressley said in her opening remarks.
While childhood trauma affects all children, she said the legislation is especially focused on Black, brown, indigenous and immigrant youth.Read more