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Texas Invests $1 Million in Family Resource Centers to Prevent Child Welfare Removals
As the pandemic rages deep into a second year, Texas child welfare officials are investing $1 million in a community-based strategy to support families who may be headed toward crisis, with hopes of diverting children away from the foster care system.
Investments in “Family Resource Centers” Spread Nationwide, But Some Parent Advocates Disapprove of Link to Child Protection Agencies
Supporters of family resource centers say they help families, but some believe the centers are unsafe as long as they're tied to child welfare agencies.
Family Enrichment Centers Show Early Promise in New York City, Evaluation Reports
New York City’s child welfare agency launched a bold small experiment in 2018: Three new community rooms deep in the city’s most under-resourced neighborhoods would offer comfy, staffed spaces for families to seek no-strings-attached advice and support, computer access, meeting space or children’s playtime, all at no cost.
New York City’s Child Welfare System Quietly Swims Upstream to Prevent Family Separation
On a recent Tuesday in New York City’s Hunts Point neighborhood, Emily Lopez directs a visitor to the “selfie chair,” a large plastic throne in this new family center’s sunny atrium, perfect for impromptu Instagramming.