• November 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 9


  • Aging Out of Foster Care
    A new book puts a personal face on the challenges of youth aging out of foster care. "On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System" by Martha Shirk and Gary...

  • Parenting and Addiction
    Providing children with the caring, nurturing environment necessary for healthy physical and emotional development is difficult when one or more caregivers are addicted to drugs or alcohol. A...

  • Public Access to Court Child Protection Hearings
    With the passage of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the most recent amendment to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, States were explicitly granted the flexibility to...

  • Munchausen by Proxy
    Munchausen by proxy (MBP) refers to a form of child maltreatment in which a parent or other primary caretaker repeatedly falsifies, exaggerates, or induces symptoms in a child in order to gain...

  • Programs to Support Relatives as Caregivers
    The Brookdale Foundation's Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) provides seed grants to local agencies and State grantees to establish programs that support grandparents or other kin who are caring...