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ICWA Is Politicizing the ‘Best Interests’ Determination

“[V]arious debunked mental health theories continue to exert inappropriate influence over the decisions of family courts.” – Nichols (2013) We all agree we want what’s best for children. To do that, we must base our […]

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Research and Resources

Why is there so much poverty in California?

The poverty rate in California is the highest in the country and even higher among youth. This research looked at the Equal Opportunity Plan (EOP) for the long-term solution against poverty. Poor children should receive […]

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Holding on to Humanity

A social worker’s visit with youth offenders at Pelican Bay State Prison. By Wendy Smith The road to Pelican Bay State Prison led through majestic redwoods a stone’s throw from the stirring beauty of Pacific […]