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American Bar Association Confronts Anti-Black Discrimination in Child Welfare


American Bar Association Confronts Anti-Black Discrimination in Child Welfare

The American Bar Association has called on legal professionals to come to terms with how the child welfare system’s racist roots continues to harm Black families.


Los Angeles Times Series, a Reminder of America’s Decision to Pathologize Child Poverty

The Los Angeles Times and columnist Steve Lopez launched a critically important series on child poverty Sunday. Replete with both haunting and inspiring photos taken by the talented Francine Orr, readers are introduced to Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima, which has the inauspicious designation of “having more homeless students than any other in the district.”

Former Children's Bureau head Jerry Milner.


Trump’s Top Child Welfare Official: Family First a Good First Step, but True Prevention is Key

Last week, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Family First Prevention Services Act. It is an encompassing and complex piece of legislation that will take some time for states to figure out in terms of the opportunities, as well as the data collection, reporting, accountability and state plan requirements that accompany those opportunities.


Child Welfare Needs the Three Rs to Combat Opioid Impact

To improve the lives of children and families affected by the opioid epidemic, we have to go back to those fundamental elements of success, the “3Rs”: results, resources and relationships. Results Child welfare agencies cannot accomplish their mission without resources and support from other family-serving systems.


What We Can Expect from the Trump Administration

President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration and its likely policies pose many more questions than answers.  What does a Trump presidency mean for those in the child welfare field? What impact will Dr.


Family First Needed to Stop Child Deaths

“1 month, 12 days died suddenly.” The obituary of Brayden Cummings provided a wake-up call about the most vulnerable and forgotten victims of the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. Brayden was born physically dependent on opioids.

    Tori Wichman


    Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #3: Fighting Bias, Stereotypes of Foster Youth

    The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


    In Support of Prevention Funding, But Not at the Expense of Children in Foster Care

    As I mentioned in a prior piece in this series, the federal child welfare advocacy community increasingly seems myopically focused on increasing federal funding for “prevention.” Unfortunately, few, if any, are able to paint a picture of what increased investment in prevention would look like.


    Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare Funding Crisis Drags On

    Child welfare funding may have been blue-lined in December, but organizations across Pennsylvania are still in the red. “Releasing the funds is putting a Band-Aid on a problem that’s not quite sticking on both sides.