Category Archives: Current Events

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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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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Could More Parents = Permanency for Kids?

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The headline reads, “Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents“. While the bill may have been targeted at same-sex couples, my thoughts immediately went a slightly different direction. After more than two decades of working in … 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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Supreme Court Debate: Best Interests of Indian Children and ICWA

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In April 2013, the Supreme Court considered the case of the South Carolina case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. In this case, a father of partial Native American descent sought custody of his … Continue reading

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