‘Welcome to our Family Courthouse,’ Facility Dogs Declare

A growing cadre of canines do court duty in child protection and justice systems nationwide, helping comfort children in crisis.

Michigan’s Highest Court Hears Challenge to Terminations of Parental Rights


Michigan’s Highest Court Hears Challenge to Terminations of Parental Rights

A case that challenges the severity of termination of parental rights practices in Michigan has made it to the state Supreme Court.

A New Minnesota Department Will Heighten Focus on Children and Families


Minnesota Names Tikki Brown its First Commissioner for Children, Youth and Families 

Tikki Brown, 46, will head the new agency overseeing the child welfare system and services for low-income families and homeless youth.

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From Agents to Activists: Child Welfare Needs a Mindset Shift 

Jessica Pryce on the need to shift how we are training the child welfare workforce to see their role in helping families

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Family First Clearinghouse Makes an Interesting Addition

The Family First clearinghouse added one interesting service to the approved list while rejecting nine others and adding 16 more for review


US Senate Investigation Finds ‘Systemic Failures’ to Keep Georgia Foster Kids Safe

A scathing report on Georgia foster care, issued by Sen. Jon Ossoff, drew a sharp response from the state.


    Healing the Children of Horse Nations

    Oregon’s Indian Country elders harness the power of equine therapy for Native children leaving foster care and juvenile justice systems.


    Time Running Out for New York Civil Rights Group Scrutinizing Child Welfare System’s Racial Inequities 

    The polarized NY board reporting to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has lost its chair and may run out of time to finish its work.

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    Be Honest, But Encouraging, with New Child Welfare Workers

    After two previous columns on workforce, I have a few final thoughts on how we can recruit talented, committed team members. Though schools of social work were once a source of training and mentoring for aspiring child welfare professionals, some professors are encouraging their students to steer clear of what they perceive as the toxic work.