After more than a decade of declines in the foster care caseload in the United States, cases have risen steadily since 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of children living in foster care and entering care increased by 12% and 8%, respectively. One proposed explanation for this recent growth is the opioid epidemic, but supporting evidence is scarce. Read More.
Trends in Foster Care Entry Among Children Removed From Their Homes Because of Parental Drug Use, 2000 to 2017 – JAMA Network – July 15, 2019
Jul 15, 2019 | Recent News