New Bill Would Require States To Distinguish Poverty From Child Neglect
Reflecting a growing movement to tease out poverty from the many reasons U.S. children are taken into foster care, a new bill before Congress requires states to avoid maltreatment investigations that center solely on a family’s homelessness or lack of financial resources.
Study: Anti-Poverty Policies Could Deter CPS Investigations, Decrease Racial Disparities
Programs to decrease child poverty could lead to far fewer families investigated by child welfare systems, a new study has concluded.
Research Shows the Impacts of Foster Care Plus the Experience of an Incarcerated Parent
New University of Minnesota research examines the mental health toll on children with an incarcerated parent who have been in foster care.
Guggenheim at Kempe: It Cannot Be Called Child Welfare Any Longer
As he retires from the New York University School of Law's Family Defense Clinic, Martin Guggenheim says the nation's "child welfare" system doesn't deserve that name.
The Costs of a Failing System
We use taxpayers dollars to fund a system that is morally bankrupt, where children and social workers suffer, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.
Upstream City: Policies that Scaffold Family Life
Despite promising headwinds in "upstream" investments, New York’s safety net remains difficult and time-consuming to access and full of holes, writes Nora McCarthy.
Let the Child Tax Credit Work
Congress could drastically reduce the child poverty rate by making permanent the Child Tax Credit. The benefits far outweigh the costs, write Ian Berlin and William G. Gale.
Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Young Patients Wounded by Violence
In Rochester, child psychiatrist Michael Scharf is part of a team addressing the trauma of youth violence, and how to prevent it.