Katherine Joseph, Partnerships & Events Associate

The very first issue of The Crossroads – Amara’s Quarterly Bulletin has now hit inboxes. We’re launching this new community newsletter to prompt dialogue, collaboration, and innovation throughout the child welfare field. This forum will be a platform to share inter-organizational news and resources, and to highlight original writing from professionals and stakeholders advocating for children and youth.

What to look for in each issue

Our feature pieces in each issue will address contemporary themes or issues in the field, or responses to current legislative or sector changes.

Our Straight from the Source section will highlight community perspectives on an array of topics (think of this as our Op-Ed section!). We encourage you to submit topics that you would like to see explored in future issues! This section will bring forward unfiltered thoughts and experiences by stakeholders in the system – professionals, families, youth, volunteers, and partners; and amplify voices and stories.

Look to News and Notes for resources, initiatives, and opportunities from Amara and throughout the community. Further Reading will connect readers with additional news, stories, and articles that intersect with the foster care system and child welfare. Lastly, Upcoming Events will share and promote upcoming programs, trainings, panels, or other community events, both at Amara and with partner organizations.

We’d love to hear from you!

We hope you enjoy this resource, and we welcome feedback about how this platform can better serve community needs! Thanks for joining us at the crossroads and working to build a better path for kids in foster care.

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To view past issues, visit our archive page.