Child Welfare

The Foster Care System Was Unprepared for The Last Drug Epidemic. Let’s Not Repeat History

Foster care is an imperfect system, often criticized for its failures, bureaucratic inefficiencies, and poverty and racial bias, leading to the harmful and unnecessary removal of children from their homes, disproportionately from homes of poor […]

Research and Resources

Trauma and ACEs Missing in Response to Opioid Crisis, Says New Report

A policy brief issued in July by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) forcefully develops the case for trauma-informed approaches to address the opioid crisis—to prevent and treat addiction—based on strong evidence that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) […]

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Renewed Family First Push Discussed for Summer

Youth Services Insider has learned that Senate Finance staff held a confidential conference call late last week with some child welfare advocates to discuss a possible reintroduction of the Family First Prevention Services Act, a bill that […]

Opinion

Child Welfare Needs the Three Rs to Combat Opioid Impact

To improve the lives of children and families affected by the opioid epidemic, we have to go back to those fundamental elements of success, the “3Rs”: results, resources and relationships. Results Child welfare agencies cannot […]