Jerry Milner and Sixto Cancel
Child Welfare

MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the […]

Child Welfare

Nebraska, Emerging Leader on Moving Child Welfare Upstream, Submits Family First Plan

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hosted a press conference yesterday announcing the submission of its five-year Family First Prevention Services plan to the federal government next week. “We’re here today because […]

Family First Act
Child Welfare

With the Family First Act Clearinghouse Delayed, Feds Give States More Flexibility

The Children’s Bureau (CB), the agency that oversees most federal child welfare funding at the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a plan yesterday that could dramatically ease the process for states to take advantage […]

Child Welfare

Child Deaths and Faulty Facts: A Surefire Recipe for Misguided Child Welfare Proclamations

Last week, City Journal, a magazine and website published by the Manhattan Institute, published a fear-mongering column entitled “Parents Rights,’ at the Expense of Kids’ Safety.” In that piece, a writer named Naomi Schaefer Riley, […]

Child Welfare

In Era of Family Separation, a Top Administration Official Vows to Fight the Practice in Child Welfare

David Kelly was met with thunderous applause from parent advocates last week as he jogged onto the stage of a Ritz-Carlton ballroom, just outside of Washington, D.C. As the special assistant to Children’s Bureau Associate […]

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 […]