Foster Home Child Protection A Special Services for Children Study


This 1981 Vera report presents the results of a study of the problem of abuse and maltreatment of New York City children placed in foster homes. The principal data collection effort for this study was a record survey of substantiated abuse and maltreatment cases that were investigated in 1979. This survey was supplemented by an interview survey of a randomly selected sample of foster parents, foster children, and caseworkers in three agencies. The cases surveyed present a diverse range of child mistreatment.


Compassion, Not Confinement

How States and Localities Can Help Ensure Humane Housing for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Awaiting Family Reunification

In the first five months of 2021, about 65,000 children were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after arriving in the United States unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These children come to the United States seeking protection, stability, and a chance to reunite with their families, but are instead processed at federa ...

  • Shaina Aber, Lauren Esterle, Derek Loh
June 16, 2021