For the past few years, I’ve been working on something a bit removed from traditional child welfare. I took what I thought would be a temporary (18 month) position at a college. This break from child welfare was not entirely … Continue reading
You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything for quite awhile now. It’s not lack of interest–just lack of time! Several projects have kept me hopping. I will be penning a new post soon. The topic: child welfare workforce. … Continue reading
Several weeks ago, the Administration for Children and Families released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or NPRM as it is known to those working in and with federal rules. http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=ACF-2015-0009-0001 The summary reads (in part) as follows: “This proposed rule … Continue reading
When it comes to finding fault, there’s never a shortage of people lining up to point fingers and lay blame on failing child welfare systems. The state agency didn’t do enough to protect a child. Inadequate supports are provided to … Continue reading
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The exposure of molestation charges involving the reality TV Duggar family (of 19 Kids and Counting), has been the topic of ongoing discussion and debate on social media sites recently. There have been two main camps, those who have reacted … Continue reading
Tagged ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences, anti-gay, Arkansas, Duggar family, Family Research Council, GOP, incest, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Josh Duggar, mandatory reporters, molestation, Reality TV, Sexual Abuse, TLC, youth offenders
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Recently, a faculty member providing oversight to a mental health program in higher education told me that many of her students had mental health ‘issues’ themselves. It’s a phenomenon known by many in the helping professions–people gravitate towards careers in … Continue reading