Child Welfare

Five Things Child Welfare Must Learn from the Field of Safety Science

  Following disastrous events such as Three Mile Island, the Challenger disaster, fatal airline crashes and unacceptable rates of fatalities in health care settings, the field of safety science expanded rapidly. And though it is […]

Child Welfare

Grasping the Opportunity to Remake Child Welfare

 As I wrote last week, the federal government quietly introduced a momentous new funding source for child welfare systems before the holidays. The Department of Health and Human Services will now reimburse states for legal […]

Child Welfare

An Invitation to Remake Child Welfare

A few days before Christmas, the federal government extended an invitation to state child welfare agencies that has the potential to completely transform the system. The invitation did not arrive with great publicity. Nor was […]

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 […]