Category Archives: Community Engagement

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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Distracted Nation: Keep Your Eyes on the Kids

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For three weeks now, the news has been focused on the government shutdown/showdown. It has been all-consuming. There have been debates, accusations, finger-pointing, blaming, and from many Americans, disgust. Now that the shutdown is over with a budget in place … Continue reading

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‘Crack Babies’ and Poverty: Finding the Right Target

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The inspiration for this post is the headline of a recently published article: “‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result.” Having worked in child welfare long enough to remember and have first-hand experience with the so-called ‘crack babies’, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Address Poverty

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In my previous blog post, an article titled, “‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result“, was shared. The results of a 25 year study of ‘crack babies’ found that outcomes were influenced more by poverty than they were … Continue reading

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CommunityData Wiki: A Data Geek’s Dream

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This post is written for colleagues with an interest in data and/or children’s issues. I submitted a project idea with the Knight Foundation OpenGovernment News Challenge. I’m asking that you take a look at my CommunityData Wiki submission and consider … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Everyone Should Care About Child Abuse

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There are so many causes ‘out there’ these days, it can be tough to decide where to invest one’s  time and energy, especially when both are limited for most of us. There are the standards; things like the arts, human … Continue reading

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