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Chapin Hall prepares to whitewash abuse in foster care

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Worst of all, they’re trying to persuade an “advisory board” of foster youth into believing this is legitimate. The other is if they try to pass off official figures about abuse in foster care as bearing any resemblance to reality.

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Foster Care in America: Realities, Challenges and Solutions

KVC

Whether foster care seems like something you’re called to or your are simply curious to learn more, you’re in the right place. On any given day, nearly 407,000 children are in foster care in America. The primary goal of foster care is reunification.

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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. However, it may take days or even weeks to match the child with the right foster home.

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What Are the Mental Health Consequences of Foster Care?

Famcare

Foster children face numerous difficulties. Staying in a foster care facility is difficult in any situation and can have serious consequences for a child's behavioral and mental health. Foster Care Family and Child Welfare

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How Case Management Software Impacts Foster Care Services

Famcare

There are about 424,000 kids in foster care in the US, according to surveys. More than 5% of these kids have been in foster care for 5 years or longer, proving what social workers have been saying all along: better management of foster care needs to be a priority!

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Foster care as a shakedown scheme

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Taken together, they reveal a hellscape which, even if it is not designed to squeeze every last dollar out of poor families, perpetuate their poverty and prolong the trauma of foster care nevertheless does exactly that. That led to the child being thrown into foster care.

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Let It Be Us is Partnering with Shelter Inc. to Recruit Homes for the Emergency Foster Care Program.

Shelter, Inc

to Recruit Homes for the Emergency Foster Care Program. Children in foster care face many challenges. One of the biggest challenges is the disruption they experience when they have to leave the home where they’ve been living, whether with biological or foster family.

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

KVC

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.

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Foster Care Programs: Because Every Child Deserves a Family

Shelter, Inc

May being National Foster Care Month, I asked Erica Schultz, our Foster Care Licensing Specialist, what she would like to tell people about our programs. First, the goals of Shelter’s Foster Care Programs are different from adoption agencies.

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You get what you pay for: How Florida shifted funding priorities to foster care

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Florida calls it a “Community-Based Care” (CBC) system of “child welfare,” but both those terms are euphemisms.) But by 2015, the year after Miller’s Innocents Lost series started a foster-care panic, that was gone.

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If there’s another foster-care panic in NYC, it’s on The New York Times

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

So the public was primed to scapegoat family preservation when Nixzmary Brown died in January, 2006 – leading to a foster-care panic , a sharp sudden increase in the number of children torn from everyone they know and love and consigned to the chaos of foster care.

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

KVC

Teen Brother and Sister Follow Different Paths After Foster Care. Our Two Families Became One’: Fostering Leads to Adoption and a Lifelong Relationship. We’re So Thankful We Said Yes to Fostering Teens!’: Everyone goes through tough times.

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National Foster Care Month – Thank you for being a part of the village

National Casa Gal

May is National Foster Care Month. With more than 407,000 children entering the system on any given day, National CASA/GAL is thankful for foster families. Read More.

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KVC Health Systems and Emporia State University Launch Data Analytics Research to Benefit Children in Foster Care

KVC

KVC Health Systems’ largest subsidiary, KVC Kansas , has been a foster care case management provider on behalf of the Kansas Department for Children and Families since 1996. Across every sector, the value of data analytics is skyrocketing.

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NCCPR in Florida Today on what the Miami Herald’s foster-care panic is doing to children

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

So all those children needlessly separated; all those taken from homes that were safe or could have been made safe with the right kinds of help only to be abused in foster care, suffered for nothing. They were victims of a “foster-care panic” — a sharp, sudden increase in removals of children from their homes that often follows high-profile child abuse deaths — especially when that coverage goes out of its way to scapegoat family preservation.

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Brittney Barros Briefs Congress on Foster Care Legislation

Michigan Social Work

Brittney Barros, dual MSW and MPP student, will brief Congress this week on the Protecting Sibling Relationships in Foster Care Act, legislation which Barros developed as a 2018 intern with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).

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

Children and the Law Blog

New research, published in April analyzes the effectiveness of the foster care system in Michigan.[1] 1] In what is perhaps a surprising result, children who enter the foster care system are better off than their peers who remain with their parents.

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Our annual holiday reminder.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

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5 Simple Ways to Manage Your Caseload Effectively

Famcare

Social Services Industry News Child Welfare Foster Care FAMCare Tips and Tools FAMCare Team Blog'sStruggling with staying on top of all of your cases? Worried that someone may fall through the cracks? Not sure how you can possibly help all of your clients achieve their best outcome?

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending January 25, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Whether it’s housing subsidies, child care assistance, or cash aid, there appears to be the same positive effect — reducing CPS reports. Or, as bad or worse, it might go to an outfit like Chapin Hall (see the item below about whitewashing abuse in foster care).

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Keeping Families Strong

Shelter, Inc

May is National Foster Care Month, and this year’s theme is Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong. Over 407,000 children and youth are in foster care , and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. View State of Illinois Foster Care Requirements .

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Can we help a leader of the “child welfare” establishment master one of the grand challenges for social work?

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Foster care] cut risk by 1/2 As you read on, note that this is a study not of child abuse deaths, but of deaths due to diseases. We have to rush more infants into foster care – it’s the only way to save them from getting fatal diseases!”

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The Illinois “Public Guardian’s” big little lie

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Children can be held in foster care for months before a court ever decides if the child was, in fact, abused or neglected. Such a panic has swept through the state , creating an artificial “shortage” of foster homes.

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The “druggie mom” in my neighborhood

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Arizona authorities arrested Blodgett for drug possession, and the state’s family police agency threw his son into foster care. Betty Ford child abuse child welfare drug abuse drug use druggie mom family preservation foster care Richard Blodgett substance abuse substance use

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Update: Missouri’s take-the-child-and-run approach leads to tragedy

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

As KCUR reports in this follow-up story , Shayla’s family is asking: Did problems with the Jackson County, Missouri, foster care system force Shayla into an unnecessarily risky living situation?

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Case Workers in Family Services Benefit from Social Services Software

Famcare

Child Welfare Foster Care human services social services software social workersFor those working in child services, an understanding of family situations is vital in being able to help improve child welfare.

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What Sets Our Case Management Platform Apart?

Famcare

Knowing the reasons that set it apart highlights the advantages it offers those individuals — the healthcare providers, caseworkers, foster care parents and countless others — who directly influence and care for the most vulnerable population in the country — children.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending October 18, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

From the story: Appalling cases of beating or rape of children are a major political motivation behind child protective services (CPS) and their habit of “child separation,” or taking kids from their families and placing them into foster or group homes.

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Montana is a perennial candidate for child removal capital of America. The state family police agency wants to keep it that way. That's why it's fighting an excellent bill.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

High-quality legal representation has been shown to significantly reduce foster care with no compromise of safety. Require that CFSD get a warrant before putting children at risk of the enormous trauma of needless foster care.

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NCCPR in The Imprint: No, “Neglect” Is Not a Gateway Allegation

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

If you want to take that trip, read the full column in The Imprint child abuse child neglect child welfare family preservation foster careRemember the great reefer madness scares in the late 20th Century? Maybe marijuana itself wasn’t so bad, it was said, but it’s a gateway drug!

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending January 31, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

He’s jailed and his son is thrown into foster care. The boy dies in foster care just two weeks later. child abuse child welfare family preservation foster care round-up● When the miracle cure turns out to be snake oil: There’s still another problem with Pittsburgh's predictive analytics “child welfare” algorithm.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending December 20, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

So now, even after the Washington State foster child was found – in Vietnam! – One of those ways is using visits between children in foster care and their parents as a weapon. The law drives women away from seeking prenatal care.

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The group home industry excuse machine leaps into action after still another tragedy

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

And of course you’ll hear the usual excuses: There supposedly aren’t enough foster homes, or, to use the industry’s own offensive phrase, these children “blow out” of foster homes. Arizona child abuse child welfare family preservation foster care group homes residential treatment

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Some good, bad and ugly in new federal “child welfare” data

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Nationwide, entries into foster care declined by five percent. In Kansas, entries into foster care also increased by five percent – but Kansas was worse than Missouri to begin with.

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

KVC

If you, like millions of people, are looking for an inspiring mission, a sense of purpose, more flexibility, and caring coworkers, KVC Health Systems might be more than your favorite nonprofit to support; it might also be your next employer.

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New child welfare data from NYC confirm: The “unintended abolition” worked!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

What all of this usually does is set off a foster-care panic , a sharp sudden surge in removals of children. The other is foster-care recidivism – of all children reunited with their families, what percentage had to be placed again within a year?

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Let the NYC family police teach you how to dissemble like a pro!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Our robust continuum of family support services has successfully led to a 36% reduction in the number of children entering foster care from 2017 to 2021, But the number went up again in 2022. with foster care now at all-time low of less than 7,200 children.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending December 13, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

As is so often the case, the professor’s comments minimize the harm of one of the worst “adverse childhood experiences” a child can endure – being torn from everyone s/he knows and loves and thrown into foster care. child abuse child welfare family preservation foster care round-up

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

KVC

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. See below or click here to see a helpful graphic that shows what our continuum of care is.

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A child welfare case leads to a stunning dissent from Michigan’s Chief Justice

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

If there’s ever a falling out with the friends, who were forced to become licensed foster parents, or if the family police simply so decree, all contact between mother and child can be cut off. courts adopted a rule requiring balance of harms, entries into foster care decreased sharply.