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Teamwork: FosterCare.team Software Uses a Tech Approach to Assist Foster Families

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 1 by Emily Shenk Flory When Jason and Nikki Bays became foster parents in 2014, they knew the experience would be challenging. What they didn’t expect was the mass of notes, emails, and paperwork they would accumulate while trying to document the experiences of four children over several years.

Healthy Connections: Helping Families in West Virginia Combat Opioid Addiction

by Jo Dee Gottlieb, Todd Davies, and Shanen Wright America’s opioid epidemic has permeated into almost every corner of the country. As with epidemics of the past, children are the most vulnerable to the detrimental health effects brought about by widespread drug use. This is most severe in West Virginia, which has the highest incidence

Special Issue Foreword: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare

These two special issues of Child Welfare revisit the topic of the intersection of immigration and child welfare 13 years after the journal’s first issue on this subject. Much progress has been made in the past decade in generating and disseminating knowledge and best practices surrounding the complex challenges of children and families who are

Table of Contents: Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities

From our essay collection Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities Editors: Christine James-Brown, Child Welfare League of America; Julie Collins, Child Welfare League of America; Rachel Adams, Child Welfare League of America; Debra Schilling Wolfe, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania; John L. Jackson, Jr., School of Social Policy & Practice, University

Ways of Seeing in the Dark: Addressing Child Maltreatment in Underserved Populations

From our essay collection Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities. View the Table of Contents here. Editors: Christine James-Brown, Child Welfare League of America; Julie Collins, Child Welfare League of America; Rachel Adams, Child Welfare League of America; Debra Schilling Wolfe, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania; John L. Jackson, Jr., School of

Keeping our Eyes Open

Rutgers University's Center on Violence Against Women and Children Trains Social Workers with a Focus on Domestic Violence by Catie Buttner The Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) has a clear mission: to eliminate all forms of violence against women and children and to address the power imbalances that permit them. This challenging

From Children’s Voice Magazine: 10 Practical Steps to Support Sustained Permanency

10 Practical Steps to Support Sustained Permanency by Kirk O’Brien, Yvonne Humenay Roberts, Kristen Rudlang-Perman, Crystal Ward Allen, and Peter J. Pecora Nearly one in five children in foster care has been in care before. Reentry into care can lead to fractured families. Stable, nurturing families can bolster youth resilience and lessen negative long-term effects—but

CWLA Position Statement on the Indian Child Welfare Case Brackeen v. Zinke Ruling

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) rejects the recent decision of October 8, 2018, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This decision that labeled ICWA as unconstitutional jeopardizes this landmark child welfare and child protection law and opens the door to

HHS Seeks Comments on Family First Evidence Base

On Friday, June 22, HHS issued their first request for comments on how to approach the issue of defining and listing services and practices that will qualify under the Family First Prevention Services Act. There is a very quick turn-around time with comments due by July 22. Under the Family First Act, HHS is to

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