Child welfare

Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court

News Article
Oct 8, 2018
Vivian Yee and Miriam Jordan for The New York Times
Though the exact figures are not known, lawyers who work with immigrants said the large number of migrant children now being held in detention has given rise to a highly unusual situation: more and more young children coming to court.

Early Detection and Intervention Could Improve Health Outcomes for Homeless Families

Oct 3, 2018
Urban Institute
Using administrative data from Massachusetts, this study analyzes the health care use and Medicaid expenditures of families who experienced one or more homeless episodes between 2008 and 2015 to investigate how health care use is related to emergency housing experiences.

‘A light waiting ahead’: Students displaced by Hurricane Harvey return to their schools, if not their homes

News Article
Sep 11, 2018
Kristine Phillips for The Washington Post
Harvey — and its record rains — is long gone. But life may never be the same for thousands of children who spent the past school year — and will spend the one that just began — without a home. Their schools have been rebuilt. Their lives have not.