Child Welfare

A Shaky Start for New Data on Sex Trafficking Victims, Prenatal Drug Exposure

The federal government’s annual Child Maltreatment publication, released last month, showed a continuing trendline on the report’s central issue. The number of child maltreatment investigations has risen by nearly 10 percent since 2014 – the amount […]

Child Trauma

New Report Links Adverse Childhood Experience to Leading Causes of Death

Earlier this week a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to several leading causes of death in the country, including heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, […]

Child Welfare

Federal Funding Open to Help Build the Evidence Base for Preventing Maltreatment, Foster Care

If you believe your program or service model has a demonstrable impact on families in crisis, but lack the sort of high-quality study to prove it, the federal government will consider helping you out. An […]

Child Welfare

No More Missed Opportunities on Youth Homelessness

Across America, the persistence of teen and young adult homelessness represents a failure to provide for and protect our youth. Groundbreaking research by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found that across any 12-month […]