Child Welfare

Klobuchar, Murkowski Introduce Bill on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation today that would restore long lost federal dollars to help children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The Advancing FASD Research, Prevention […]

Child Welfare

The American Misunderstanding on Addiction Continues

A recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that around 50 percent of the population does not believe that addictions are diseases. The respondents emphasized free choice over factors like poverty, racism, hopelessness or biology. […]

Child Welfare

Methadone Treatment and a Program for New Parents Approved for New Federal Child Welfare Law

The new clearinghouse for the Family First Prevention Services Act has approved another parent support program and a substance abuse treatment model. Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) uses medically-prescribed methadone to reduce the use of heroin and […]

Child Welfare

Top Trump Child Welfare Official Fears Potential for Box-Checking with Family First Act

Jerry Milner, the associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services, recently recalled his initial excitement with federal child welfare finance reform back in the 1980s. The Adoption Assistance […]