Racial Disparities in Foster Care and Why It Matters for Kentucky Youth

By Danielle Hempel, MSSW┬áIntern at Kentucky Youth Advocates Children in the foster care system are among our most vulnerable youth due to the trauma many have experienced and the potential for that trauma to be exacerbated by the stressors of foster care. Therefore, it is particularly troubling that racial disparities exist within the foster care system. Numerous studies have found that once involved in the child welfare system, Black children are much more likely to … Continue reading Racial Disparities in Foster Care and Why It Matters for Kentucky Youth