Failure to Track Risk is a Fatal Flaw in Child Protection
The vast majority of children served by child protection agencies are served while remaining in their own families. It is very rare that they are fatally injured while being served. Yet each time a fatality does occur on an open intact family case, critics argue that these efforts risk children’s lives.
Five Things Child Welfare Must Learn from the Field of Safety Science
Following disastrous events such as Three Mile Island, the Challenger disaster, fatal airline crashes and unacceptable rates of fatalities in health care settings, the field of safety science expanded rapidly.
A Look Back at 2016: The Year in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare
The sun will soon set on a year of great upheaval in the American cultural fabric. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. It seemed like a different famous musician or thespian died every day.
The Future of Fatality Prevention
At last week’s Wicked Problems Institute session in Chicago, attendees received a briefing from Amy Templeman, one of the lead staffers on the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF).
The Potential of Rapid Safety Feedback
Yesterday The Imprint of Social Change profiled a new precautionary child welfare tool being used in Florida called Rapid Safety Feedback (RSF). You can read all about it here, but Youth Services Insider wanted to hit home why we believe it’s a huge deal for the business of child welfare.