Upstream City: Child Welfare Systems Should Be Allies, Not Leaders, in Transformative Change
An “upstream” approach should not be an argument for expanding the size or scope of child welfare systems, writes Nora McCarthy.
Taking Prevention Upstream Inside Child Welfare Systems
Child welfare agencies can and should move their efforts further upstream, stopping the traumatic and harmful sorting through families that currently happens at their front door. That is the highest and best outcome that could result from any of the reform work emanating from inside child welfare systems — changing how they work with families at their front door.