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Justice Department Starts $7 Million Project on Preventing, Reducing Worst Child Welfare Outcomes

The Department of Justice is moving forward with a $7 million initiative to prevent and to better address the most serious and devastating outcomes of child maltreatment. The Child Safety Forward initiative will pair a technical […]

Child Welfare

New Council on Accreditation CEO Talks Family First Act, Behavioral Health, International Adoption

The Council on Accreditation (COA) was founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities) to ensure a set of standards are […]

Child Welfare

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Lays Out New Plan for Policy Work

In August, Youth Services Insider reported on a leadership shakeup at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. The entire staff of the Washington, D.C., office was let go as the membership organization, which represents […]

Child Welfare

Building a Child Welfare System for the 21st Century

The Family First Prevention Services Act, which was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018, offers an historic opportunity for child welfare leaders to re-imagine a child welfare […]

Child Welfare

Coming Together to Create the Child Welfare System We All Want

Our nation’s future vitality depends upon all children having the opportunity to grow into healthy, successful, socially and civically engaged adults. Essential to that process is ensuring that children have access to stable, nurturing relationships […]

Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Human Services Execs Slam Trump for Border Separations

Leaders from some of the nation’s largest domestic human service providers strongly condemned the Trump administration’s policy of removing children from asylum-seeking parents arriving at the border. “On behalf of the human services sector, representing […]

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Child Welfare

A Steady March Toward Child Fatality Prevention

Last year, the federal report Child Maltreatment 2016 found that deaths of children from abuse and neglect increased by more than 7 percent from 2015 to 2016. While this increase may be due in part to improved […]