Unconditional Education Program Shows Promising Results
NOTE: This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect revisions to the initial findings made by Seneca Center. Seneca Family of Agencies released the findings from an evaluation of its Unconditional Education model, implemented in a select group of Oakland schools with funding from a federal Department of Education grant.
Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids
Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are often undertrained and overwhelmed try to manage the severe behaviors that foster youth disproportionately exhibit, calling the police, for some, has become a go-to method for controlling kids.
A Better Ground Game for Building Professional Child Welfare Workers
by Ken Berrick According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of social workers is expected to increase nearly 20 percent by 2022. While much of this demand will be for geriatric social workers to meet the needs of aging baby boomers, new child and family social workers are urgently needed to address the effects of child poverty, family homelessness, parental addiction, and child abuse and neglect.