Child Welfare

Research Centers Offer Congregate-Care Policy Recommendations for States

As the federal government considers legislation that would reduce federal spending on congregate care, researchers from two prominent research and policy centers suggest that states will have to better understand patterns of congregate-care placements in […]

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The Politics of Permanency

Nobody can dispute the value to a child, whether in the foster care system or not, of having a permanent family. In my forty-something years of working within the child welfare system, the public policy shift […]

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George Sheldon Leaving, Bill Bentley Joining Obama Administration in October

The shakeup at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) continues, with top officials departing as the administration appoints leaders in child welfare advocacy to lead niche divisions of the agency. ACF Acting Secretary George […]

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Samuels, Outgoing ACYF Chief for Obama, Challenged Priorities of Child Welfare System

Congressmen, policy wonks and child welfare advocates gathered at the Capitol Visiting Center this week to send Bryan Samuels home to Chicago in style. Samuels, who has led the Administration for Children, Youth and Families […]

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Feds and Foundations to Fund Supportive Housing for Homeless Families with Child Welfare Cases

The Administration for Children and Families announced a $35 million initiative, $10 million of which is private foundation funding, to replicate a New York City program aimed at stabilizing families in crisis through supportive housing. […]