Commission to End Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
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.
Our Inadequate Response to an Underestimated Problem
If we found out a public health crisis was three to four times greater than previously known, how quickly would Congress authorize emergency spending to combat it? I certainly hope it would not wait for the next budget debate, or make the response budget neutral.