Child Welfare

Coronavirus: What Child Welfare Systems Need to Think About

The coronavirus has dominated headlines across the country as the federal government and state leaders scramble to pull together broad plans of attack for testing, quarantining and treating those with severe symptoms. This week, the […]

Child Welfare

The ‘IMD Exclusion’: A Looming Clash Between Medicaid and Child Welfare Reform

Last month, we mentioned that an answer given by the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to a question posed by Kentucky’s child welfare agency carried big implications for how other states implement the Family […]

Foster Care

The Recipe for Home

This essay was submitted as part of our 2019 Youth Voice Writing Contest, which asked current and former foster youth the question “What does home mean to you?”  Any normal child would define home simply […]

Child Welfare

Top Trump Child Welfare Official Fears Potential for Box-Checking with Family First Act

Jerry Milner, the associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services, recently recalled his initial excitement with federal child welfare finance reform back in the 1980s. The Adoption Assistance […]