The Arizona Daily Star, with support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and the USC Annenberg Center’s Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being, investigated how Arizona came to have one of the nation’s highest rates of child removal, and how we can keep more kids at home by helping at-risk families break generational cycles of trauma, neglect or abuse.
Four Star journalists talked with more than 100 local, state and national leaders in reform. They visited six U.S. states to see what programs are working to support families at home, transform child safety agencies and guide children and families to a healthy future.
Read the entire series, Fixing Our Foster Care Crisis or check out my stories below.
Scramble for social services draining for families already under stress
Moments of high anxiety for deported dad on custody quest
When a parent is deported, path to reunion starts with Pima County group
For migrants, cultural barriers, life’s shocks complicate welfare cases.