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One of New York City’s Oldest Nonprofits Serving Children and Families to Shut its Doors 

A longstanding New York City institution that serves more than 17,000 children and families announced it will shut its doors later this month.

A Social Services Department in Upstate New York Gets Independent Review


Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department

Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.

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Child Welfare Leaders Forge National Child Safety Partnership


Social Sector Accreditor Alliance-COA Makes Five Critical Hires

Alliance-COA, an organization that accredits and strengthen organizations in the social sector, has announced a set of critical new hires.

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Crowning Gift Means $75 Million for University of Chicago School of Social Services

The University of Chicago’s social services school received a massive gift from the family of James and Paula Crown. Photo courtesy of University of Chicago
The University of Chicago’s school of social work has just received the promise of a “landmark” $75 million gift, the largest ever offered to an American school of social work, the university announced Wednesday.


Promising Practices to Address the Developmental Needs of Young Maltreated Children in Contact with the U.S. Child Welfare System

Upbring is a social services agency based in Texas whose mission is to empower communities to improve long-term outcomes for the state’s children. To this end, the agency has committed to funding research for a series of white papers from various research teams, a few of which we have posted in the past (see here, here, here and here).


Children’s Coping with Family Violence: Policy and Service Recommendations

This qualitative synthesis describes the successful coping strategies and service needs of children exposed to family violence. It uses the evidence-based meta-synthesis approach and analyzed social services abstracts, academic search premiere, PubMed, and Google scholar database searches.

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    Big RFP Coming on Immigrant Child Welfare Services

    Youth Services Insider expects to see a solicitation for about $350 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for providers that can handle an array of services for unaccompanied immigrant youth.


    Males In Oakland Coming Together To Serve Dads

    Note: This story was updated August 29, 2013. Two organizations came together last week to help community leaders better serve fathers in their area. First 5 Alameda County and the Alameda County Public Health Department launched “Fathers Corps,” a county-wide team of male service providers who will be trained over the coming year to strengthen families by helping dads engage in the care and upbringing of their children.