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About ckhayek

I am a Child Welfare Advocate, Data-geek, Writer (and Reader), Cheesecake Baker, and Stunt Kite Flyer .... balance is important! 8-) © 2005-2018 Connie Hayek All Rights Reserved

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Child Welfare Data Dreams

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

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Critiquing Child Welfare

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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Why We Should Care About the Duggar Drama and Why We Should Stop Talking About It

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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

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Healthy Healers: Broken People Can Make the Best Healers

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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

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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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