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

Shelter, Inc

Shelter is proud to announce a $2,000,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to partner with Let It Be Us for a new Emergency Foster Care Program. Matching a youth with the right family is what Let It Be Us is all about.

Child Welfare Workers.Managing for Outcomes


In child and family services, the mission no longer ends at removing an endangered child from a dysfunctional household but now extends to how a Child Welfare Agency might help the child grow into a productive member of society.


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DfE awards Frontline £10m contract to run social work leadership training scheme

Community Care

Pathways will train 1,000 managers and leaders a year at four different levels: practice supervisor, middle manager, heads of service and practice leaders (equivalent to assistant directors).

2022 ENGAGE Active Grant Recipients: Empowering Engagement with Detroit Communities

Michigan Social Work

Community Partner: Kartav Patel, Manager of Youth Services, Southwest Economic Services. Community Partner: Shadin Adityeh, Director of Employment and Economic Empowerment Programs, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Detroit.

NCCPR in the Daily Montanan: The audit proves it: Montana is the child removal capital of America, and that’s bad for children

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Perhaps now, thanks to a performance audit of the Child and Family Services Division, lawmakers will face up to the harm done by Montana’s dubious distinction, child removal capital of America. CFSD child abuse child welfare Daily Montanan family preservation foster care Montana Montana LegislatureAuditors for the Montana Legislature have now made clear that Montana’s “child welfare” system is not about children and does not promote their welfare.

Micro, Mezzo & Macro Social Work

Social Work Bubble

Micro Social Work is direct-practice work in which a social worker meets with individuals, families, and small groups to support their treatment needs and improve their quality of life. Social workers have roles in many levels of society – micro, mezzo, and macro.

Death of a Child Hauntingly Familiar

Shelter, Inc

Both boys had died at the hands of family members. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) reported that in 2020, 102 children died in Illinois alone from abuse or neglect. News AJ Freund Child Abuse Damari Perry death of child from abuse Healthy Familie

Frontline to deliver new Social Work Leadership Pathways programme

The Frontline

It consists of multiple bespoke pathways for four different levels of leadership: practice supervisors, middle managers, heads of service and practice leaders. . Social workers support around 700,000 children and their families in England each year.

Supporting the casualties of Trump’s America

Martin Webber

Our work with Jewish Family Services in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Blog Connecting People Housing Social work practice

Social workers could double time spent with families through more efficient systems, report claims

Community Care

Social workers could more than double the time they spend with children and families through more efficient case management systems and fewer meetings.

The Illinois “Public Guardian’s” big little lie

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

? He smears all birth families with a claim that is – by definition – false. ? And, of course, overwhelmingly, the allegation is neglect and that often means simply that the family was poor.) It’s the same claim that appears in scores of news stories.

What to Expect From Virtual Addiction Treatment

Gateway Foundation

Common barriers to in-person treatment include a lack of nearby providers or facilities and the inability to leave home due to family or job-related duties. We know how challenging it can be to balance regular treatment with other responsibilities, like family, work or school.

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


For more than 50 years, KVC Health Systems has provided heart-centered service to children and families. These services strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and help both children and adults achieve mental health wellness.

NASW News Hits – January 2022

Social Workers Speak

NASW’s website was listed as a good place to search for public service jobs in a The Muse article that reached a potential 4 million readers.

Equal Parenting Custody Battles: What Can We Learn from the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Case?

Stop Abuse Campaign

The children’s visitation with Pitt was set under the jurisdiction of family services for three years. . According to scientific research and studies like Saunders, ACE Study, Bala’s Study, and Joan Meier , the family court system needs very serious reforms.

NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending April 26, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

She writes: Mandated reporting, therefore, drives many family caregivers from the very people who are most equipped to support them. It deters families from seeking needed assistance and weakens the capacity of teachers, doctors, and social service workers to nurture children’s well-being. Roberts expands on that theme in the foreward for the new issue of Family Integrity and Justice Quarterly. child abuse child welfare family preservation foster care round-up

Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel charts a better way forward

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Unfortunately, when it comes to the most important recommendations, the Maine Office of Children and Family Services, while not opposing them outright, showed no enthusiasm. He even made a sick joke at the expense of vulnerable families. There's some good stuff in this report.

Maine’s child welfare providers produce a "framework" for false consensus

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

There is nothing that would provide due process for families or in any way require a supremely powerful, unaccountable system to give up any of that power. Provide meaningful due process for families, especially high-quality family defense , something not mentioned at all in the Framework.

News Items – June 3, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Adults should listen and be prepared to respond to a range of questions depending on their child’s age, said Colleen Parks, a licensed clinical social worker at the DeKalb County Family Service Agency. Anne’s President/CEO, Lorna Little, LCSW, advocates for youth and family development with innovative programming. Nikka Peralta is a member: Hurt people raising hurt people: Advocates and parents decry a dire lack of mental health services.

News Items – July 1, 2022

Social Workers Speak

The American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers pledge to work with Congress and state policymakers in an effort to protect access and availability of abortion services,” the three organizations said in a joint statement. “We We have been providing adoption services since 1964. Trevor Gates-Crandall is a member: The Joy in Finding Your Chosen Family.

Myth-making in Maine

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

It’s the lie that says family preservation and child safety are opposites that need to be “balanced.” It’s the lie that says if you do less to keep families together children are safer, and vice versa. The result is the Disney version of how a family policing agency works.

In child welfare, where do ethics reviews come from?

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

A document from the California Department of Social Services indicates the agency was appropriately appalled by the “ethics review.” In California, family police agencies are county-run.) Was the family homeless? that disproportionately include families of color.

The Los Angeles Times is getting child welfare wrong again – and that’s bad news for Los Angeles children

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

While writing story after story attacking efforts to keep families together he was accused – by other journalists - of repeated misrepresentations and, on one occasion, accused of making up a quote. ?LA

News Items – February 3, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Allison Carpenter is a member: [Video] Library partners with Family Service Rochester to add social worker. It’s been about two months since Family Resource Center and the Rochester Public Library have teamed up to hire an in-house social worker for the library. Carpenter says she knew access to these services was crucial, but did not fully realize how big a hub the library is for people who may need them.

News Items – December 16, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Idaho families of color experience greater financial burden for juvenile cases. Social workers, psychologists and counselors from every state say they can’t keep up with an unrelenting demand for their services, and many must turn away patients — including children — who are desperate for support. There is an urgency to finding families for these children. Colorado has half a billion dollars to fix its mental health system. But first it needs workers. The Denver Post.

News Items – March 10, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Social workers do this in a unique way by using their skills to collaborate with individuals, families and communities to help achieve positive change. Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS), a community-based social service organization, is helping celebrate this year’s Social Work Month in March. Transgender Teens and Their Families Prepare to Flee Texas. On Wednesday, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a?

News Items – March 3, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Social workers have been finding shelter for homeless covid patients, providing treatment for people with addiction disorders made more challenging by pandemic-related social isolation, and comforting bereaved family members who have lost loved ones to the twin epidemics of covid and opioids. As a child therapist , I recognize the damage an eating disorder can bring not only to an individual but to an entire family. Social workers are the unsung heroes of the pandemic.

Maine’s child welfare ombudsman is dangerously wrong

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Maine's first child welfare ombudsman, Dean Crocker, understood the lessons from the tragic death of Logan Marr, who was taken when her family poverty was confused with "neglect" and killed in foster care.

News Items – January 13, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Jim Struve, a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of MenHealing, which provides services and support to men who have been sexually assaulted or abused, said male survivors of sexual abuse often get caught in extremes. Sara Rodrigues, a social worker who co-founded Fall River’s Balanced Learning Center and an incoming member of the Fall River School Committee , said her non-profit has seen a huge increase in families looking for services.

Illinois “child welfare” sets a terrible record in 2020

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

In some regions the number of families torn apart has more than doubled since 2017. All of these places tore apart fewer families than they did in 2019. child abuse child welfare DCFS family preservation foster care foster-care panic Illinois

Garrett Therolf and the Magic Algorithm!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

There’s also another cheap shot at family preservation and something that sure sounds like a dog-whistle. This is an approach in which a computer algorithm mines vast amounts of data – especially data about poor people – and tells the family policing agency whether a case is high-risk.

Maine’s “Senator Soundbite” styles himself a crusader against child abuse. He also was “Director of Government Relations” and “Superintendent of Schools” for one of the most notorious “troubled teen industry” institutions in America.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Either overtly or by implication the attacks demand that the state move more quickly to take away children and move more slowly, if at all, to reunite foster children with their families. Maine embraced family preservation and became a national leader in keeping children together safely.