Big Data’s Latest Brainstorm: Target Poor People and Make Parents Suspects If They Ask For Help
Remember the good old days when the one thing almost everyone interested in child welfare could agree on was “home visiting”? Assign a trained worker to help “at-risk” new parents, sometimes even before the child’s birth.
Protect Homeschooled Children from Child Savers
More than a year ago, I wrote a column called Donald Trump and the Child Savers: Not a Band, But They Sing the Same Song. In that column I wrote: Some of the same people who probably are horrified by Donald Trump seem to have no problem using his tactics in the fight against child abuse.
Special Issue of APSAC Advisor Tackles Controversial Differential Response Program
Three years after a group of researchers sought to evaluate the research base of differential response programs, the effectiveness of the much-debated program has been revisited in a special edition of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Advisor.
Harvard’s Elizabeth Bartholet Takes on Differential Response
In her latest paper, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Bartholet does her best to dismember the widely popular child welfare strategy known as Differential Response, or simply DR. Bartholet’s argument has some limitations, and includes statements that will surely rankle the child welfare establishment.