Black Power, Black Liberation & Social Work: Back to the Beginning of the National Association of Black Social Workers - Founder Garland Jaggers, MSW & Archivist Denise McLane-Davison, PhD, AM

Doin' The Work

We discuss NABSW’s work developing Black researchers and practitioners, their own code of ethics, and positions on issues such as transracial adoption and licensing. We discuss NABSW’s work developing Black researchers and practitioners, their own code of ethics, and positions on issues such as transracial adoption and licensing. Episode 38 Guests: Garland Jaggers, MSW & Denise McLane-Davison, PhD, AM Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW.

Caring for Caregivers

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Identify the consequences of adopting a caregiver role. Identify the consequences of adopting a caregiver role. Objectives. Explore what caregivers really are. Identify some of the things caregivers do. Review cognitive behavioral strategies to help caregivers prevent physical, emotional and interpersonal problems Objectives. Explore what caregivers really are. Identify some of the things caregivers do.


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How the Right Social Services Software Can Improve the Adoption Process


With over 400,000 children in foster care and over 100,000 adoptable children in the United States, we are passionate about improving the adoption process with the right social services software.

Celebrate National Adoption Day November 23

Social Work Blog

November 23rd marks National Adoption Day. In 1976, Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts decided to celebrate adoption for seven days in his state. Eight years later, President Ronald Regan expanding the observance to becoming National Adoption Week.

Adoptions continue to decline with children waiting longer to be placed, latest figures show

Community Care

The decline in the number of adoptions since 2015 is continuing while children are waiting longer on average to be placed despite an expanding pool of approved adopters, official figures show. Ongoing adoption decline. Adoption support funding boost.

Children adopted from care falls to lowest in 21 years, government figures show

Community Care

The number of children adopted from care fell to its lowest level in 21 years in 2020-21, Department for Education (DfE) figures show. Adoptions taking longer. In 2021, the average time between a child entering care and being placed for adoption was a year and four months.

An adopted foster child dies in Hawaii – but nobody seems to be asking the right questions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Ariel Sellers, as she was known before her adoption, was reported missing by her foster/adoptive parents. Ultimately, they adopted her and changed her name. The foster/adoptive parents, who initially reported the child as missing, have been charged with murdering the child.

National Adoption Month: family connections are key

National Casa Gal

During National Adoption Month, the National CASA/GAL Association for Children recognizes that connections to extended family give children and youth a sense of belonging and love.

20 Success Stories: Mental Health, Family Reunification, Foster Care and Adoption Support Transform Lives


Our Two Families Became One’: Fostering Leads to Adoption and a Lifelong Relationship. We featured this quote from Mr. Robertson in our 2021 KVC Impact Report : “My adoption changed the trajectory of my life. Everyone goes through tough times.

Council adopted ‘restrictive and wrong interpretation’ of Care Act in cutting brothers’ care, finds court

Community Care

A council wrongly stopped funding family holidays for two disabled brothers by adopting a “restrictive and wrong” intepretation of the Care Act 2014.

New research study – adoptive parents of children with disabilities

Jaeran Kim

Are you an adoptive parent? Does your adopted child have one or more developmental, physical, or mental health disabilities? Dr. Claudia Sellmaier and I are seeking adoptive parent participants for a survey about parenting an adopted child with a disability.

Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds

The Guardian

Leiland-James Corkill might not have died had agencies collaborated better, investigation concludes Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.

Call for Papers: Adoption Quarterly Special Issue

Jaeran Kim

I’m guest editing a special issue of Adoption Quarterly with Bibiana Koh. Special Issue of Adoption Quarterly: Ethics and Adoption. . adoption. . Ethics and adoption search and reunion: How do codes of ethics inform the use of technology (e.g.,

Must-Have Traits to Adopt to Become a Successful Caseworker


Casework can be very demanding at times. It’s also a broad profession in terms of the situations and expectations that social workers come across. Despite it being a challenging field, it’s also one of the fasting growing ones here in the US.

Adoptees as parents: How Korean American adoptees talk about ethnicity, race, and adoption

Jaeran Kim

adoption presentations race and racism researchEach year University of Washington Tacoma invites faculty to present on their research and I was fortunate to be asked to participate in this year’s Lightening Talk. These are very short presentations (5 minutes!) with timed slides.

How to Support LGBTQIA+ Youth: Gender-Affirming Care and Resources


Did you know that if you’re an LGBTQIA+ adult, you can foster or adopt? Mental health can pose many challenges for young people, and the statistics are particularly startling for LGBTQIA+ youth. But there are many ways to support LGBTQIA+ youth in your life. .

End child welfare’s public celebration of family executions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

On this Saturday - “National Adoption Day” - who will stop to remember that for some children and some young adults every mass adoption ceremony, every treacly feature story on the local news is an act of cruelty – ripping the scab off a wound that never fully heals.

What Sets Our Case Management Platform Apart?


Global Vision Technologies Social Services Industry News Child Welfare Foster Care Adoption FAMCareFAMCare, an innovative and creative, human services-focused. case management platform that is web-based, is different from others in the industry.

Foster Care in America: Realities, Challenges and Solutions


Nearly one-quarter will be adopted, many by their foster parents. On the other hand, more than 15,000 18-year-olds age out of the foster care system each year without reuniting with their families or being adopted. Each year foster homes close due to adoption or personal circumstance.

‘Every one of us has a different story’: a historic portrait of care system success

The Guardian

They’re part of a poem-a-day project by their author Paul Cookson, who was born in the north of England and adopted shortly afterwards by a family in Essex. He was the eldest of three adopted siblings, all from different families. Social care Children Young people Society Adoption

“Whose family values do we stand for?”: Remembering Rep. Patsy Mink’s courageous stand against ASFA

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Ever since the awful day 25 years ago when what would become the Adoption and Safe Families Act passed the House of Representatives, I’ve known that only one Democrat – Rep. If conditions of adoption exist, it should be left to the States to make these determinations.

New KVC Thriving Magazine: Find Out Why KVC Is a Great Place to Work and Read New Success Stories


Meet Children Who Need Loving, Adoptive Forever Families. BreAnna, Taniya, Lexi and A’Jaun are children who need adoptive families to provide them with safety, a sense of belonging and unconditional love.

At 2021 Celebration, KVC Health Systems Will Honor Heroes, Thank Supporters and Share Its Impact


This includes donors, volunteers, advocates, partner organizations, kinship families, resource families including foster and adoptive parents, youth and adult clients, and KVC team members nationwide. On Thursday, October 21, KVC Health Systems will host its 2021 Annual Celebration.

My Name Is Leon review – a small miracle of child’s-eye-view TV

The Guardian

De Waal brought a wealth of personal and professional experience to her book: she grew up in the area, with a mother who fostered children, and she later worked for years in family law, even writing training manuals on fostering and adoption.

John Small obituary

The Guardian

Though controversial at the time, his view, set out in a 1984 paper, The Crisis in Adoption, initiated a sea-change in Britain’s approach to the adoption and fostering of ethnic minority children. Adoption Social care Jamaica London Metropolitan University Hackney

Government introduces target on percentage of agency social workers in children’s workforce

Community Care

The latter drew criticism from fostering provider TACT, who warned that the government’s focus on adoption covered only a small part of children’s social care, while charity Kinship called for an equal focus on supporting children living with kinship carers. Myopic focus on adoption’.

A Helpful Guide to KVC’s Mental Health and Child Welfare Services in Kansas and Missouri


Or, if you’re not looking for services, learn how you can join KVC as an advocate, volunteer, financial supporter, event sponsor, foster or adoptive parent, or even team member. Learn more about the rewarding process of becoming a Kansas foster or adoptive parent here.

Foster Care Programs: Because Every Child Deserves a Family

Shelter, Inc

First, the goals of Shelter’s Foster Care Programs are different from adoption agencies. The purpose of adoption agencies is to facilitate adoptions between birth parents and adoptive parents. Adoption is a forever commitment.

New Research Analyzes the Effects of Foster Care on Children’s Well-Being?

Children and the Law Blog

Abuse & Neglect Adoption Center for Children Law and Policy Juvenile Law Legislative Policy News Parents' Rights Youth at Risk children juvenile juvenile justiceNew research, published in April analyzes the effectiveness of the foster care system in Michigan.[1]

7 Ways You Can Help a Child in Foster Care (Without Being a Foster Parent)


It’s a life-changing decision to become a foster parent, providing a safe place and 24/7 support for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges. It takes an enormous amount of patience and commitment, and not everyone is called to be a foster parent.


The Vintage Social Worker

This week I became engaged in an online debate with a woman who spent her teenage years in care following an adoption breakdown, she is now nearly 50 and was meeting her family for the first time in more than 30 years. Adoption is a difficult place to find yourself too.

Reunification: How Foster Parents and Birth Parents Can Work Together


Child Welfare Foster Care & Adoption Parenting birth families child welfare family reintegration family reunification Family Reunification Month foster care national reunification month reunification safe reintegration

A Day in the Life of a Social Worker


I was adopted myself and have my own personal background with the foster care system. March is National Social Work Month and KVC is honoring the incredible ways that social workers, clinicians, and other professionals improve the lives of children, adults and families.

Care Leavers etc Part 2. The fight goes on.

The Vintage Social Worker

Fostering, adoption and kinship care is not for everyone. A model shared by social workers, administrators,carers, adopters, schools and inspectors. It is sad that I feel it to be a fight, I deleted that from the title twice because it seemed so negative. Maybe I mean a struggle.

Shelter Partners With Let It Be Us for Emergency Foster Care Program

Shelter, Inc

Their mission is to inspire foster care and adoption and they utilize their many resources to recruit foster families, assist with the licensing process, and match youths with families.

How Do You Know WHEN It's the Right Time to Upgrade Your Software?


For most organizations, case management software is about a lot more than just making your day slightly easier through the adoption of new technology.

New Policy: The Role of Social Workers in Advancing a New Eco-Social World

International Federation of Social Workers

The policy paper “The Role of Social Workers in Advancing a New Eco-Social World” has just been adopted as part of the 2022 IFSW General Meeting. The IFSW United Nations Commission who has developed the policy paper thanks the member organisations for their support. Awareness raising regarding ecological and social change is widespread nowadays, but […]. IFSW UN

Technology and Entrepreneurship in Social Work


After helplessly watching her sister try to navigate the international adoption process, Felicia Curcuru launched Binti in an effort to reinvent foster care and adoption. Manuel Stoilov.

Recent happenings

Jaeran Kim

I was fortunate to be asked to present at the Pact adoption family camp. I presented a keynote about school issues based on the article I published with Pact’s Executive Director Beth Hall for the book Transracial and Intercountry Adoption. My colleagues working on the KAD parent study presented our findings at the Korean Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) conference in Pittsburgh this past June.

Speaking event

Jaeran Kim

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) conference this coming August. Please consider attending! 2018 NACAC conference flyer