Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services

  The coronavirus pandemic has brought about perhaps the strangest inflection point in the history of youth and family services. Many providers are challenged to operate effectively in an environment where in-person contact is shunned, […]

Child Welfare

Human Services Leaders: $60 Billion Needed From Congress, ‘Essential Service’ Status from States and Counties

The airline, restaurant and hotel industries are being battered by a lack of customers. The healthcare industry is bracing for a frightening surge in usage that will likely present challenges to the capacity of hospitals […]

Child Welfare

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Lays Out New Plan for Policy Work

In August, Youth Services Insider reported on a leadership shakeup at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. The entire staff of the Washington, D.C., office was let go as the membership organization, which represents […]

Child Welfare

Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Stepping Aside After 45 Years

Marian Wright Edelman, one of the nation’s most famous advocates for vulnerable children and families, is transitioning to president emerita status after nearly five decades at the helm of the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Defense Fund […]

Child Welfare

Coming Together to Create the Child Welfare System We All Want

Our nation’s future vitality depends upon all children having the opportunity to grow into healthy, successful, socially and civically engaged adults. Essential to that process is ensuring that children have access to stable, nurturing relationships […]