Child Welfare Professionals Must Embrace a Culture of Scrutiny
Last week, NBC ran a troubling story involving Wisconsin doctor John Cox, who lost custody of his daughter after he accidentally fell asleep on top of her. He feared he broke her collarbone so he immediately called his wife, also a doctor.
HHS Connects Predictive Analytics Contract to Child Fatality Commission
As we reported Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services responded with a lukewarm reception to the recommendations of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF). One of CECANF’s highlighted recommendations was that HHS work with states to conduct five-year reviews of maltreatment-related fatalities, and develop plans to improve fatality prevention.
Foster Youth Group Pushing Foster Home Evaluation System
by Stephanie Shimada A foster youth empowerment group in California wants the state to institute an evaluation system for foster homes. With the aim of improving quality of care and outcomes for foster youth across California, the California Youth Connection (CYC) proposed legislation in January that would develop and implement a foster parent evaluation system.