Published: May 7, 2019

How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look into Children in Foster Care System

  How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look Into Children in Foster Care System By RACHEL YANG CREDIT: COURTESY OF HBO The documentary “Foster” features numerous individuals in the foster care…

Published: May 6, 2019

‘A Problem They Didn’t Create:’ HBO’s ‘Foster’ Documents Five Years in L.A.’s Child Welfare System

By Jeremy Loudenback Sydney and foster parent Earcylene Beavers. Photo courtesy of HBO During the first moments of HBO’s new film “Foster,” the camera pans across an office of Los Angeles…


Why Some LA County Social Workers Don’t Want People To Know Where They Work – LAist

BY GINA POLLACK  Jessica Chandler says as a foster youth, she used to hate social workers…until she became one. (Courtsey HBO) Documentary filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris said they…

Published: October 30, 2018

How L.A.’s Housing Crisis Makes Family Reunification Much Harder

High housing costs and long hours at a minimum wage job came down hard on Claudia.* She tried to make it work, to keep her family of four children sheltered and…

Published: September 27, 2018

Trump’s latest immigration proposal is a looming public health crisis

Goleen Samari is a demographer at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. When my parents came to the United States 40 years ago,…

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