Although children of color comprise only 42 percent of the nation’s youth, nearly 60 percent of children in foster care are from minority families. Studies show there is also a disparity in how Native and African-American children are treated while in foster care.
Online chat: Toni Lodge, executive director of the NATIVE Project and NATIVE Health, will answer questions about foster care and substance abuse from 1-3 p.m. Send questions now to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us live at spokesmanreview.com/ourkids.
1510 KGA: On The Mark Fuhrman Show: Mary Ann Murphy, executive director, Partners with Families and Children: Spokane, will talk about “Our Kids: Our Business” and preventing abuse and neglect, 8-11 a.m.