➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom
Kaiser Health News – August 20, 2017
Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that from October 2012 to September 2015, as addiction surged, the number of kids entering the foster system rose 8 percent. In recent years, experts suggest, the number has continued to climb, though data aren’t yet available to track that increase.