Category Archives: Government

Elevator Speech For Those Working in Child Welfare

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I’ll preface my comments by saying that I’ve done ALMOST everything there is to do in child welfare. I’ve been a caseworker, a residential youth worker, a supervisor, a manager, a trainer, a foster parent, a CASA volunteer, a consultant, … 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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Confidentiality Policies That Hurt Children

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A news story regarding abuse recently resulted in thousands of dollars in donations. The abuse was against a dog. The community was appropriately outraged when pictures and details of the abuse were aired by local television stations. The community responded … Continue reading

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Ten Basic Tips For Grant Season

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We are coming up on grant season for the child welfare world so it seems like a good time to get some tips out before development staff and others in the nonprofit world are hunkered down writing proposals. First, some … 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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Stepping Up Through Conversation

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As a general rule of thumb, I’ve tried to steer clear of politics in my blog (not always successfully). With the Presidential election behind us, it should be easy to stick to this. However, I find myself compelled to say … Continue reading

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