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9/7/2020

As Buffalo Home Visitors Face Layoffs, Early Childhood Advocates Urge Statewide Investment
First-time mom Engracia Sampaio-Dunn was thrilled to learn she could receive weekly home visits to help guide her through her pregnancy and motherhood.

8/11/2020

Amid Pandemic, Congress Considers Giving Parents More Time to Reunify with Kids in Foster Care
A bill now before Congress would suspend deadlines for child welfare agencies across the country to seek the most extreme consequences in America’s civil legal system: termination of parental rights.
Youth Services Insider

8/11/2020

House Bill Puts Up $2 Billion in Emergency Funds for Family, Youth Homelessness

Late last week, a bipartisan group of House legislators introduced a bill that would supply $2 billion to states for help in preventing youth or family homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic.

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8/10/2020

Child Welfare and The Fight Against Despair

Classic experiments in the 1970’s demonstrated that it’s not so much adverse events that result in deleterious consequences, but rather a lack of perceived control over those events. Subjects in these experiments who learned that they could not influence their challenging situations eventually gave up trying.

8/2/2020

Child Welfare League of America CEO: Field Must Confront Its Racist Roots

In the nearly two months since the police killing of George Floyd launched a global protest movement against systemic racism, the American child welfare system has experienced its own reckoning.

In June, parents marched through Manhattan, waving signs charging child welfare authorities with “stealing Black babies.”

7/30/2020

Family Enrichment Centers Show Early Promise in New York City, Evaluation Reports

New York City’s child welfare agency launched a bold small experiment in 2018: Three new community rooms deep in the city’s most under-resourced neighborhoods would offer comfy, staffed spaces for families to seek no-strings-attached advice and support, computer access, meeting space or children’s playtime, all at no cost.

7/28/2020

Missouri Child Welfare Overhaul Includes Kinship Diversion, Access to Birth Documents

Missouri has made it easier for an adult relative to temporarily look after the children of kin without legally removing them into foster care.

That’s one of several substantive changes to the state’s child welfare system that Gov.

Jennifer Jones

7/21/2020

It’s Time for State Prevention Services Systems

As we navigate the effects of a global pandemic and economic recession, we have the opportunity to rethink the ways we provide services and supports to children and families before they find themselves in crisis.

7/6/2020

Richard Gelles, Pioneer in Family Violence Research, Dead from Brain Cancer

Richard Gelles, a well-known researcher on family violence and former head of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, died in late June of brain cancer at the age of 73.