Child Welfare

For Youth and Family Service Providers, Stimulus Loan Experience Has Been Hit or Miss

In early April, Micah Jorrisch breathed a sigh of relief as stability was restored to Louisville-based Maryhurst, a child and family-serving agency that opened its doors some 20 years before the Civil War began. Jorrisch, […]

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services

  The coronavirus pandemic has brought about perhaps the strangest inflection point in the history of youth and family services. Many providers are challenged to operate effectively in an environment where in-person contact is shunned, […]

Child Welfare

In Child Welfare Cases, Just Any Old Lawyer Won’t Do

During a virtual town hall last week, parents asked gut-wrenching questions to child welfare leadership. “When can I see my kids again?” “I was having unsupervised visits with them. Why can’t they come live with […]

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Child Welfare

Parents’ Foster Care Placement Challenges Need Quick Resolutions, New York Appeals Court Rules

The New York City family court isn’t moving fast enough to hear some parents’ challenges of children’s foster care placements, a state appeals court ruled late last week.  And, within days of the ruling, advocates […]

Coronavirus

Diabetes Adds Risk in Coronavirus Age

Many people are being affected by this current pandemic, and some are being more affected than others. We all know the problems that the elderly and the medically fragile are facing during this crisis, but […]

Coronavirus

Grad School Out the Window for Now

Lockdown. Isolation. Social distancing. I was familiar with these terms before COVID-19 made them famous, and with as much as I have accomplished to escape the meaning of these terms, I find myself re-familiarizing myself […]

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Child Welfare

Virtual Visits Are An Abandonment of Foster Children

Across the country, state and county child welfare systems are trying to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, balancing concerns for the safety of the almost 700,000 children who go through the foster care system with […]