Child Welfare

Child Welfare’s Unsustainable Metaphors

Over my four-decade career in child welfare I witnessed seemingly countless agencies and systems in crisis. These crises were often precipitated by tragic fatalities. But they also came about as a result of poor performance […]

Child Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Different Than Child Trauma, and It’s Critical to Understand Why

Legislators, caregivers and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has helped raise public awareness about this critical public health issue. […]