Child Welfare

What Defines Success for Child Welfare Lawyers?

A year ago, I received an unexpected message on Facebook. It read: “Man we miss you how have u been. We were so devastated when u left.” Of course my curiosity compelled me to respond […]

Adoption

A Need for Fresh Ideas on Training the Child Welfare Workforce

The path to training America’s child welfare workforce often begins with more generalized training on how to be a social worker. Frequently, this preliminary work is done on college campuses, where bachelor’s or master’s degree […]

Child Welfare

Federal Law Is Still in The Best Interests of Indian Children

 The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was a response to alarmingly high numbers of Indian children being unnecessarily removed from their families and communities. Congress understood the best interest of Indian children were not served […]