Biden First-Day Order Likely Means Rollback of Trump Faith-Based Protection
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that is certain to roll back protections cemented in the last days of the Trump administration for faith-based, federally-funded child welfare providers that wish to follow religion in choosing who to work with.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Plucks Child Welfare Nominee from Kentucky
Montana’s new Republican governor, Greg Gianforte, has named a new leader to run the state’s largest agency, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, which among other things oversees child welfare and family services.
1619, 1776, and Family Separation: How We Move Child Welfare Forward with Equity
Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris,
During the campaign, I saw your signs touting the phrase, “Our best days still lie ahead.”
But what do “best days” look like for our children and families?
New Strategy Chief Named at Prevent Child Abuse America
Jennifer Jones will be the new chief strategy officer for Prevent Child Abuse America, leaving her position as director of the Change in Mind Institute at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
Coronavirus Continues to Rise in California Youth Lockups
A staggering 1 in 4 youth incarcerated in California’s prison system for juvenile offenders has been infected with the deadly coronavirus, a grim tally that has grown amid recent outbreaks.
Pressure Builds to Reduce Racial Disproportionality in New York’s Child Welfare System
Calls to dismantle child welfare systems that disproportionately impact Black families grew this week, as a group of roughly 100 parents, lawyers and even city social workers gathered on Martin Luther King Jr.
Casey Family Programs Honors Contributions to Children’s Well-being
Casey Family Programs, a Seattle-based grant maker and one of the largest players in philanthropy in child welfare, made its annual Casey Excellence for Children Awards and Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award, which collectively honor leaders and standouts from every aspect of the system.
Rocky Start for Washington Law Forbidding Discharges to Homelessness
Building A Respectful Approach to Child Safety
In child welfare we are prone to distraction. Through the decades we’ve become excited by multiple trends and legislation addressing safety, family preservation and permanency, assuming they would resolve the complexities of our work with families.