Tag Archives: Social Innovation

Technical Assistance

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The federal Administration for Children & Families (ACF) recently released a request for comments on, among other things, the Child & Family Service Reviews (CFSR: see Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 65).  The request for comments covers a broad range … Continue reading

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Crisis Family Care

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In my last blog post, I discussed the number of ‘initiatives’ aimed at ‘reinventing’ foster care (see Building a Better Abacus). I suggested that perhaps the whole concept of foster care, as an approach to protecting children, was an antiquated … Continue reading

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Building a Better Abacus

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Ever wonder why people are not clamoring to build a better abacus?  Probably not.  Most people wouldn’t know how to use an abacus if they found one.  Some might not even recognize an abacus if they saw one.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Daily Grommet of Human Services

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There is a website called the Daily Grommet that I absolutely love. It has nothing to do with child welfare or human services; rather it feeds my passion for the gadgets and unique products that enhance my life. It is … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Ambassadors

A friend from Facebook posted a note about his neighbor last week. He came home to find the four year old home alone with no adult in sight. He went on to write that he stayed with her and in … Continue reading

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AmeriCorp and Foster Care: FosterCorp

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It’s been awhile since I posted on my blog, but not because of lack of interest. As often happens to all of us, other pressing issues interfered with what I really enjoy doing. That doesn’t mean that I have not … Continue reading

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