Seven Reasons For a New Child Welfare Degree Program

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Currently, the field of child welfare is in a state of crisis, IMO. A workforce crisis, that is. Nearly every state has experienced significant challenges with recruiting and retaining a highly qualified workforce. This workforce challenge has resulted in child … Continue reading

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Time For a Change: Our Kids Deserve More

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A recent headline reads: Expert: SC Social Services hiring plan “ambitious,” will take longer than a year¹ The article begins with: “The [South Carolina] state child-welfare agency’s plan for hiring [200] more caseworkers is ambitious but will take longer than … Continue reading

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Elevator Speech For Those Working in Child Welfare

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I’ll preface my comments by saying that I’ve done ALMOST everything there is to do in child welfare. I’ve been a caseworker, a residential youth worker, a supervisor, a manager, a trainer, a foster parent, a CASA volunteer, a consultant, … Continue reading

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Safe Escape: Disrupting Human Trafficking

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It’s hard to know if human trafficking is growing more common or if we are becoming more aware of this depravity. Increased access to news and information certainly has made us more aware of societal challenges in general, and trafficking … Continue reading

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Innovative Resource for Victims of Human Trafficking

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The field of child welfare is becoming increasingly aware of the vulnerability of youth in foster care to a particularly heinous predator. The predator: human traffickers. These are people who kidnap, coerce, or prey upon vulnerable children and adults in … Continue reading

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Staging (Data): Without It, A House Is Not a Home

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Good realtors know how to help potential home buyers see a house as more than a house, but a home…their home. That’s why ‘staging’ has become a buzzword among home sellers and their agents. They recognize the importance of helping … Continue reading

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Distracted Nation: Keep Your Eyes on the Kids

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For three weeks now, the news has been focused on the government shutdown/showdown. It has been all-consuming. There have been debates, accusations, finger-pointing, blaming, and from many Americans, disgust. Now that the shutdown is over with a budget in place … Continue reading

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