Child Welfare

A Shaky Start for New Data on Sex Trafficking Victims, Prenatal Drug Exposure

The federal government’s annual Child Maltreatment publication, released last month, showed a continuing trendline on the report’s central issue. The number of child maltreatment investigations has risen by nearly 10 percent since 2014 – the amount […]

Child Welfare

Early Family First Adopters Eye Motivational Interviewing as a Casework Improvement Strategy

As we covered on Monday, you can add Motivational Interviewing (MI) as the tenth model of intervention approved by a clearinghouse for use under the Family First Prevention Services Act. It was hardly a surprise, […]

Child Welfare

The American Misunderstanding on Addiction Continues

A recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that around 50 percent of the population does not believe that addictions are diseases. The respondents emphasized free choice over factors like poverty, racism, hopelessness or biology. […]