Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Fruit of a Poisonous Tree
There are few things more ominous than contact with the child welfare system, especially for Black parents struggling to stay on their feet.
Taking Prevention Upstream Inside Child Welfare Systems
Child welfare agencies can and should move their efforts further upstream, stopping the traumatic and harmful sorting through families that currently happens at their front door. That is the highest and best outcome that could result from any of the reform work emanating from inside child welfare systems — changing how they work with families at their front door.
Host Homes Are a Necessary Resource for Struggling New York Families
In child welfare, host homes can be a community-based solution to address families who need help with their children, writes BJ Walker.
The Race Equity Crisis Facing Child Welfare Leaders
The absence of racial equity in our child welfare system is a national problem rooted in historical and structural sins of our country, the authors write.
We Need a New Business Model in Child Welfare
Every morning when you wake up as a child welfare director, you are scared for somebody else’s children, and not just because you worry about abuse and neglect. You worry because the government established standards and protocols for working with these kids would be unacceptable for anybody but somebody else’s children.