Nonprofits in New York City Struggle to Keep Child Welfare Workers

1/27/2022

Nonprofits in New York City Struggle to Keep Child Welfare Workers

New York City's child welfare nonprofits facing high job vacancy rates are calling for greater public investment to find and retain staff.

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

1/26/2022

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to conduct an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services.

1/25/2022

Will Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Bedrock Law on Native American Families?

As the Canadian government pays out billions of dollars in reparations to Indigenous families torn apart by foster care, a case up for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to strip legal protections from U.S.-born Native American children, families and tribal communities. 

New York Governor Gives Adoptive Parents ‘Full Rights’ to Decide if Children May Have Contact with Birth Parents

1/25/2022

New York Governor Gives Adoptive Parents ‘Full Rights’ to Decide if Children May Have Contact with Birth Parents

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents whose rights have been revoked to stay in their kids' lives, even when adoptive parents object.

1/24/2022

Why Isn’t Community College Working for So Many Foster Youth?

On this week’s podcast we discuss the final numbers on the enhanced child tax credit that ran from July to December; host home respite care comes to New York after a two-year standoff; and an audit suggests what might really be behind Montana’s very high use of foster care.

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On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Scary But Necessary

1/24/2022

On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Hard But Necessary

In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney.

1/18/2022

Doing Good Works Series

Writers from Doing Good Works' Community Impact Internship share their perspectives and experiences.

1/17/2022

Due Process, Disparity, ASFA and More with Kathleen Creamer

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ongoing capacity crisis in Texas foster care, jarring numbers on community college enrollment, and new federal funds to seed innovation in supporting kinship caregivers.   

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Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

1/13/2022

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

Bobby Cagle recently stepped down as leader of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, citing the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.