Child Welfare Systems Grapple with How to Translate Brain Science into Practice
The idea of brain science in child welfare is hardly new but a pair of recent efforts highlight a growing push in the child welfare field to move an influx of findings drawn from the worlds of neuroscience and child development into practice.
Child Protection Needs a ‘Race to the Moon’ Mentality
In the practice of child welfare, we are called upon to model a set of core values. Woven throughout Family Finding and my partnership with the Seneca Family of Agencies is an evolving philosophy of “unconditional care” that translates into, “Our plans may fail, but the family and child will not.”
Economic Mobility Study Raises Distressing Questions about Child Welfare
By Andrea Flores While the release of a landmark study on income mobility earlier this year set the news media abuzz with stories about inequality, there was scant mention of children involved with the child welfare system, for whom moving up the economic ladder is uniquely challenging.