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Child Welfare Updates: New Rule Regarding Kinship Placements

Social Work Blog

Background There are calls to change the child welfare system to promote better outcomes for children. 2] However, when a removal is necessary, the child welfare community recognizes the importance of kinship placements in reducing trauma in children. What does This Mean for Child Welfare Social Workers?

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The failure of the child welfare McLawsuits, Part Two

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

To read the account on CR’s website you’d think their suit turned a dreadful, failing “child welfare” system into a shining success story. But just four years later, the Tennessee Department of Child Services, their family police agency (a more accurate term than “child welfare” agency) has opened a bunch of new ones.

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Pushing back on a child welfare poll full of loaded questions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Was that the intent of this poll done by Harris for a group calling itself the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) as part of its new child welfare initiative? There is no mention of seeking to recapture the spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act. I don’t know. But some of the questions sure sound like push polling.

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Look who’s embraced US “best practice” in “child welfare”!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Yes, it’s this guy: It’s tough being part of America’s “child welfare” establishment these days. Americans are catching on to the harm done by a massive child welfare surveillance state that falsely equates child removal with child safety, and investigates the homes of more than half of all Black children.

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A message to foster youth from the “child welfare” establishment: Great news! We’ve ruined your lives, but you’re getting free haircuts!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

That’s the real message behind a monthly newsletter touting “the good stuff in child welfare.” It’s called “The Good Stuff in Child Welfare” and it comes from The Field Center. Greeson, there is no “good stuff” in “child welfare” as it exists today You and the rest of the Scooby Gang share responsibility for that fact.

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“Child welfare” and the moral bankruptcy of social work

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

It crops up over and over when there’s any story about what family police agencies (a more accurate term than “child welfare” agencies) do to families. There aren’t enough beds for little guys that need this level of care, and the child welfare system has to kind of figure out ‘how can we do the best with what we have?’”

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Another child welfare scholar with an agenda

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The same scholar who claims predictive analytics in child welfare isn’t biased also signs on to an extremist agenda calling for an automatic, mandatory extra level of family police surveillance of thousands of impoverished families. She also misunderstands abolition and mocks the words of a Black child welfare activist.