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As Federal Home Visiting Remains In Limbo, Stress Sets In For Programs
It certainly feels like a long time ago that child welfare advocates were brimming with confidence that a bipartisan reauthorization for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) – the $400 million-per-year federal home visiting program that supports programs pairing professionals with young moms – would sail through Congress.
Senators Introduce Home Visiting Bill Without State Match Requirement
With less than two weeks before the federal program to support home visiting expires, the Senate has introduced a bill that sets up a showdown of sorts with the House over whether to make states match the money.
L.A. County Needs More Home Visiting, But Dollars Decline
A new assessment of Los Angeles County’s home visiting portfolio suggests the county has a number of effective programs, but a significant gap between available services and families that need it.
The RAND Approach to Child Welfare: Cutting Cost, Improving Outcomes
This week, the RAND Corporation issued a report describing how federal child welfare policy could be changed to improve outcomes for children and youth while saving $12.3 billion. To reach its conclusions, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based
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.
What We Can Expect from the Trump Administration
President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration and its likely policies pose many more questions than answers. What does a Trump presidency mean for those in the child welfare field? What impact will Dr.
The Big Questions for Youth Services in 2017
Last week, Youth Services Insider reflected on some of the bigger stories in child welfare and juvenile justice for 2016. Now, let’s look ahead. Following are a few things we think will be hot topics in 2017.
L.A. County Pushes Forward on Home Visiting
Next week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion aimed at “enhancing” and “expanding” the county’s patchwork of home visiting programs. In L.A., like across the country, the concept of home visiting takes many forms.
Notes from Wicked Problems: Big Data on Trauma, Solution-Based Casework, and More
Note: This column was updated on November 6 It was a big week in Chicago. The Cubs finally broke through and won the World Series, and all of the intractable problems with child welfare were fixed.