Journal of Public Child Welfare
Federal Commission Right to Raise Flags on New Parents with Histories of Child Abuse
In March, the national Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities issued its final report, “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.” In my opinion, one item in this strategy is of particular note because it represents a step away from traditional (and insufficiently effective) approaches, is especially effective and entails little cost.
More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth with Complex Needs
Youth who age out of foster care face obstacles like homelessness, unemployment and poverty. Think about how much harder it is for young people with complex needs like a chronic illness or an intellectual disability.