Monthly Archives: June 2012

Children Count: A One-Stop Repository of Data Related to Children’s Well-Being

This isn’t a typical blog post, I’ll just say that upfront. People who know or follow me know that I’m a bit of a data freak geek. There’s a project I’ve wanted to do for years now–literally. It involves child … Continue reading

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When Will You Find Me a [Adoptive] Home?

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It was a legitimate question coming from an 8-year-old who had been in foster care for half of his young life. The thing is, we weren’t there to find him a home. We were there as part of a child … Continue reading

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Permanency, Where It’s At, Baby!

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By now, anyone working in or with child welfare knows about ‘Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being’. Since the kick-off of the federal Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) in 2001, these three constructs have been the focus of major child welfare … Continue reading

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty

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This is the way the legal system in the U.S. is supposed to operate. I have to admit, on the day that the trial begins for a high-profile sexual abuse case, I’m not thinking ‘innocent until proven guilty’. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sequel to Making Change Happen

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This is the final post to the ‘Making Change Happen‘ series. Some things just cannot be said in one blog post. This idea started with a conversation with Bryan Samuels so I’m coming back around to finish that story. When … Continue reading

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Prequel to Making Change Happen

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The following is some background to my theory of change by belief as discussed in the previous blog post, Making Change Happen; a ‘prequel’ if you will. An illustration will probably best describe it so I’ll start there and follow-up … Continue reading

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