Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Hazards of Child Welfare Work

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Last week, a Oklahoma state child welfare worker took his own life. This followed his being placed on administrative leave, along with several colleagues in response to the death of a child involved with the child welfare system. His supervisor, … Continue reading

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Family Health Camp

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The Wall Street Journal published a blog titled Foster Care Proposed as Solution for Extreme Childhood Obesity written by Patrick G. Lee. In the article, the author sites an opinion piece published in the Journal of the American Medical Association … Continue reading

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Obsession Gone Awry

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Millions of people have been riveted by a trial involving an innocent child, a young mother, and her parents. There have been thousands of articles written about it, television cameras have captured the visual details, commentators have ranted about it, … Continue reading

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Professional Outcome Managers, Part 3

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Fast forward to 2011 and the child welfare landscape is quite different compared to what it was back in the early 1990’s.  While the role of public agency staff has shifted, some commonly held beliefs about the best training ground … Continue reading

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Professional Outcome Managers, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog post, the concept of child welfare case workers as Outcome Managers was put forth. It’s not an entirely new concept. Some states and jurisdictions that have moved toward privatized child welfare services are acknowledging … Continue reading

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