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prevention

The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies

1/3/2022

Three Conversations Every Child Welfare System Should Have to Start 2022

Paul DiLorenzo describes three conversations that child welfare leaders in every state should be having as 2022 begins.

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State Watchdog Says Nebraska Should Break Contract for Case Management

3/22/2021

Nebraska’s Foster Care Prevention Plan Approved by Feds

Nebraska is about to greatly enhance its prevention aimed at building up families and curbing the state’s use of foster care. The state announced last week that the federal government has approved its plan to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, a move that will allow Nebraska to tap into more money and services for families and children.

7/30/2020

Family Enrichment Centers Show Early Promise in New York City, Evaluation Reports

New York City’s child welfare agency launched a bold small experiment in 2018: Three new community rooms deep in the city’s most under-resourced neighborhoods would offer comfy, staffed spaces for families to seek no-strings-attached advice and support, computer access, meeting space or children’s playtime, all at no cost.

Jennifer Jones

7/21/2020

It’s Time for State Prevention Services Systems

As we navigate the effects of a global pandemic and economic recession, we have the opportunity to rethink the ways we provide services and supports to children and families before they find themselves in crisis.

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The United States Capitol

4/14/2020

Child Welfare Advocates Around Country Ask for More than $3 Billion in Next Stimulus

Hundreds of child welfare and family services organizations signed on to a letter asking House and Senate leadership for a massive boost to child welfare funding for the year as part of a possible next piece of stimulus legislation.

4/6/2020

Top Federal Child Welfare Officials: Family is a Compelling Reason

In a world where “social distancing” has become a necessary practice and the primary preventative measure for reducing the spread of coronavirus, we must remember that children in foster care and their families have already been “distanced” from each other.

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Family First Act

3/30/2020

Feds Lay Out Minimum Expectations for Child Welfare Courts During Coronavirus

As juvenile and family courts around the country settle into emergency postures during a period of national social distancing, one of the nation’s top child welfare officials issued a reminder of the legal steps that must be taken in order for federal dollars to flow from Title IV-E, a multi-billion dollar entitlement that helps pay for family preservation, foster care and adoption.

1/31/2020

Reimagining Our ‘Newest’ Family Support Model

For the past three decades I have been involved in the development of family resource centers, community-based facilities that serve as a gateway to critical supports and services for families. They existed long before I began that work, and our social work profession was founded on the back of settlement houses that were part of a broader reform movement starting with Jane Addams in 1889.

1/22/2020

Reauthorizing Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is Key to Realigning Toward Prevention

Legislation to reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is moving through Congress, with the U.S. House of Representatives passing a version out of committee and the U.S. Senate marking up their version last month.