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Don’t Be Afraid of the Block Grant Bogeyman

In my previous column on child welfare finance reform, I wrote about the incentives that push governments toward needlessly tearing apart families. Those incentives exist for everyone from the frontline caseworker to the child welfare agency chief. […]

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Do Waivers Work? Compared to What?

This analysis is part of The Chronicle of Social Change’s series entitled: “Dollars and Priorities: The Financing of Child Welfare.” In the middle of the last decade, the State of Florida and two counties in […]

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Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #4: Increase Federal Academic Assistance for Foster Youth

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who completed congressional […]

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Capitol View on Kids: Waiver Proposals Made Public

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted the state applications for waivers of Title IV-E foster care funding at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/index.htm#child.  Members of the public are invited to review proposals and submit comments on […]