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

Child Welfare Leaders Sign on to Letter Urging States to Ban Conversion Therapy

A group of child welfare workers, educators and medical professionals are calling on states to enact legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from being subject to conversion therapy, a highly controversial practice intended to forcibly “change” a […]

Child Welfare

 Children off the Radar Screen: What the Child Welfare System Can Learn from Aviation Safety

The past year marked an unprecedented safety milestone for commercial aviation and surely provided much relief for airline passengers, especially frequent fliers. For the first time in aviation history, there was not a single fatality […]


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #8: State Family Drug Court Standards, Federal Funds for Substance Abuse

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional […]

Child Welfare

Head of Major N.Y. Congregate Care Organization Calls Out State for Opposing Family First

As we reported last week, New York’s Office of Children and Family Services has formally opposed the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would open up the federal IV-E entitlement for certain services to prevent […]