Adoption

Profiles in Permanency: Improving Stress Response for Adoptive Parents

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, designed […]

Child Welfare

Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit Settlement, South Carolina Hires a Leader Who Just Helped End One

South Carolina’s child welfare system is struggling to meet its goals under a class-action lawsuit settlement brought by Children’s Rights, a nonprofit litigator based in New York City. Tennessee recently exited such a settlement with […]

Child Welfare

A Litigation Landmark: Case Closed in Tennessee

The other day I got one of those emails that you never forget. It was headlined U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and it read: “… IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that this […]

Analysis

Addiction Doc Says It’s Not the Drugs, It’s Adverse Childhood Experiences

He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction.” It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking.” He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is […]