Monthly Archives: May 2012

Making Change Happen

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“How do we get case workers to change their behaviors?” This was the question posed by Bryan Samuels, Commissioner of the federal Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Myself and a colleague were meeting with him to discuss the importance … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Child Welfare Room

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Most people who work in or with child welfare agencies know about the elephant in the (child welfare) room — turnover. Not the breakfast pastry but turnover in the child welfare workforce. We know that this negatively impacts agencies, both … Continue reading

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Advocacy 101: A Practical Guide For Those Who Care in Foster Care

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This one’s for you: foster parents, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and others who care about and for abused and neglected kids. As is often the case, it was prompted by a tweet about advocating for children and youth in … Continue reading

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