Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services
The coronavirus pandemic has brought about perhaps the strangest inflection point in the history of youth and family services. Many providers are challenged to operate effectively in an environment where in-person contact is shunned, but in the not-too-distant future are likely to experience unprecedented demand for help as the nation comes to grip with an economic recession.
Call for Performance-based Child Welfare Contracts in Los Angeles
The dean of the University of Southern California School of Social Work is pushing the Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection to consider performance-based contracting and to retain relationships with community-based service providers as part of its final recommendations for the L.A.
The Benefit of Nonprofit Advocacy in Child Welfare
I’ll be the first to admit that I write this post with a pre-existing bias about the importance of public policy. As a former Congressional staffer, I witnessed from an insider’s perspective the transformative power that advocacy can have in creating systemic change, especially when undertaken collectively.