Opinion

Policy and Practice Changes Form Around National Strategy to Reduce Fatalities and Improve Child Safety

When the President and Congress asked the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) to develop a national strategy to eliminate child maltreatment fatalities in 2014, we knew the task would not be […]

Child Welfare

Applying Safety Science to Child Welfare

The recent explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad triggered a series of steps to identify the source of the disaster and ensure it never happens again. Efforts to identify the […]

Child Welfare

A Proactive Approach to Child Welfare and Safety

Too often, state and local child welfare agencies find themselves in crisis mode, spurred on perhaps by a tragedy in the headlines, budget shortfalls, or overwhelming caseloads. This reactive approach has been a staple across […]

Child Welfare

Changing the Culture in Child Welfare

In its report to the President and Congress, the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities articulated a vision for the future of child welfare. They wrote: “Imagine a society where the safety and […]