Abolish the Family Policing System (”Child Welfare”) - Joyce McMillan & Victoria, MSW

Doin' The Work

In this episode, I talk with Joyce McMillan and Victoria about the family policing system, also known as the child welfare system. In this episode, I talk with Joyce McMillan and Victoria about the family policing system, also known as the child welfare system.

Child Welfare, Foster Care, Family Preservation - Ronnita Waters, LCSW

Doin' The Work

We discuss the child welfare system, foster care, family preservation, and various interventions that take place for children and families in this complex system. We discuss the child welfare system, foster care, family preservation, and various interventions that take place for children and families in this complex system. Episode 14 Guest: Ronnita Waters, LCSW Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify.

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Episode 16 – Understanding Indigenous Methodologies with Dr John Hunter: Learning survival, sustainability, and healing through community.

Social Work Discoveries

All those who contribute to the SW Discoveries Podcast commit to working to shift the practices we undertake here that reinforce the status quo of racism and bigotry that fosters hate and fear, especially in Justice, Law Enforcement and Community Welfare. Hi Listeners, This episode was recorded in collaboration and partnership with the Men’s Health, Information, and Research Center (MHIRC) based at Western Sydney University.

Episode 11 – Street Art, Researching Men & Boys, and Social Determinants of Health with Dr Neil Hall.

Social Work Discoveries

You’ll hear Neil discuss his thoughts on a Social Determinants of Health perspective for health and welfare, as well as get an insight into what drives him to conduct the social work research that he does. [link]. Hi Friends, On today’s episode we follow up with Dr Neil Hall. We heard from Neil last episode for the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, and we are very happy to have him back on the podcast for today’s social work research discussion.

Stop Whitewashing Social Work History: Tell the Truth - Kelechi Wright, LCPC & Kortney Carr, LCSW

Doin' The Work

Kelechi is a full-time doctoral student at the University of Kansas in the School of Social Welfare. Kortney is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Kansas and a Professor of Practice in the School of Social Welfare. And always remember and focus on the communal nature of the Black community and how Black social work and social welfare movements are in that same communal tradition.

Critical Race Theory and Social Work - Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD and Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP

Doin' The Work

Laura is the Chair and Professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Laura is the Chair and Professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Episode 37. Guests: Laura S. Abrams, MSW, PhD; Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP. Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. . www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify. Follow on Twitter & Instagram , Like on Facebook. Join the mailing list.

White People Organizing for Racial Justice: Deep Canvassing - Kristen Brock-Petroshius, MSW

Doin' The Work

In this episode, I talk with Kristen Brock-Petroshius, who is a PhD candidate in Social Welfare at UCLA and a community organizer with White People 4 Black Lives in Los Angeles, California. In this episode, I talk with Kristen Brock-Petroshius, who is a PhD candidate in Social Welfare at UCLA and a community organizer with White People 4 Black Lives in Los Angeles, California. Episode 39 Guest: Kristen Brock-Petroshius, MSW Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. www.dointhework.com.

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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

They took over the stage and made demands at the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), walked out, and decided to create their own organization. They took over the stage and made demands at the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), walked out, and decided to create their own organization. Episode 38 Guests: Garland Jaggers, MSW & Denise McLane-Davison, PhD, AM Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. www.dointhework.com.

Prison Abolition - K Agbebiyi, MSW

Doin' The Work

We discuss accountability and safety, as well as links to child welfare and social work. We discuss accountability and safety, as well as links to child welfare and social work. Episode 32. Guest: K Agbebiyi, MSW. Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. . www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify. Follow on Twitter & Instagram , Like on Facebook. Join the mailing list. Support the podcast. Download transcript.

Defending Families Facing Child Removal - Asia Piña, MSW

Doin' The Work

We discuss the disproportionate numbers of Black and Brown children, as well as children in poverty, who are removed from their parents, and how racism and systemic oppression set the framework of many child welfare policies and practices. She also talks about how she got into this work, practicing self-care, and shares a message for students interested in working in the child welfare system. Episode 21. Guest: Asia Piña, MSW. Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. . www.dointhework.com.

The tattletale factor in “child welfare”

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

It seems like a week doesn’t go by without some “child welfare” agency announcing an initiative that supposedly will make family policing kinder and gentler. child abuse child welfare Connecticut DCF differential response family preservation family resource centers foster care Kelley Fong

An ugly video illustrates that in “child welfare” health terrorism is still the go-to tactic

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The seeds of Q-Anon and Pizzagate were planted at the McMartin preschool, then grown and nurtured by a lot of “professionals” in "child welfare" who should have known better. And in the 1980s the mainstream child welfare establishment actively promoted satanic panic.

Child Welfare Workers.Managing for Outcomes

Famcare

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.

Lessons from two child welfare court decisions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Vivek Sankaran, director of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic at the University Michigan Law School summed it up perfectly: In many ways, the decision was unexceptional. Yes, families DO have Fourth Amendment rights when the family police are at the door.

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.

Great news – Oregon "child welfare" attains mediocrity!

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Even though we had fewer calls, the right calls were coming in and we got to the children who needed us,” the state’s Deputy Director of Child Welfare Practice and Programing, Lacey Andresen, told The Oregonian.

Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel charts a better way forward

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

At last: A group involved in oversight of Maine child welfare that shows a real understanding of the problems. The Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel (MCWAP) Citizen Review Panel has produced a report with six recommendations. There's some good stuff in this report.

How the journalism of child welfare fails

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

I single these stories out not because they are exceptionally awful - there’s far worse out there - but precisely because they are so typical of the journalism of child welfare. child abuse child welfare family preservation foster care GroundTruth Project journalism Mountain State Spotlight.

Congress Works to Protect Indian Child Welfare Act

Beyond Advocacy

Capitol Visitor Center, First Street and East Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20515, to explore legislative remedies should the Supreme Court overturn the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

End child welfare’s public celebration of family executions

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Termination of parental rights is child welfare's "death penalty." Except in child welfare. Termination of parental rights (or, as it should be called, termination of children’s rights to their parents) often is described as child welfare’s death penalty.

In child welfare, where do ethics reviews come from?

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

A “scholar” who insists there is little or no racial bias in child welfare writes a “predictive analytics” algorithm for the State of California. KEY POINTS ?

The American Bar Association(!) just came damn close to calling for repeal of America’s three worst “child welfare” laws

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

They even acknowledged their own role in “contributing to racism in the legal field” in general and “within the child welfare legal field in particular…” Offhand, I can’t think of an organization that says “establishment” more than the American Bar Association.

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. But one reason is the state’s child welfare “ombudsman,” Christine Alberi.

Child welfare lessons from New York City’s “unintended abolition”

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

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The good news: A public radio station in Kansas City talked to the right people for a "child welfare" story. The bad news: They still missed the point

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Often, when I single out for criticism particular stories about “child welfare” – or as it should be called family policing, it’s because the reporter never bothered to even speak to parents who have had their children taken, or to lawyers for such parents.

Tips for Child Welfare Organizations to Improve Handling of Caseloads

Famcare

In the United States, there are around 328,120 child welfare employees. But, in the meanwhile, here's how child welfare agencies might better manage greater caseloads. Child Welfare human services software Family and Child Welfare

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

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Multiple organizations in Maine – but with the lead organizations dominated by private “providers” have put out a document they’re calling “A Framework for Child Welfare Reform” in that state. They’ve been led, or rather misled, by the state’s child welfare “ombudsman,” Christine Alberi.

The $20 million boondoggle that perfectly illustrates the banality of child welfare thinking

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

But it’s hard to imagine anything that more perfectly captures the banality of child welfare thinking than this waste of $20 million: Five organizations will spend this federal grant money to create a “Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency.”

Social Services Software for Child and Family Welfare Agencies

Famcare

In 1998, a consortium of child welfare agencies in Missouri were researching the market for web based, social services case management software. FAMCare social services software Family and Child Welfare

NCCPR in The Imprint: Safety Science is Good for Aviation, But in Child Welfare, it Won’t Fly

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The column in question touts the value of applying what its authors call “safety science” to child welfare. CECANF child abuse child welfare David Sanders family preservation foster care Safety ScienceA column in The Imprint last month begins by quoting an odd claim made by David Sanders, in the preface to the report of a commission he chaired.

A Pennsylvania case illustrates again why, for children, “best interests of the child” is among the most dangerous phrases in the “child welfare” lexicon

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The fundamental fact of American “child welfare” is that if you’re not white and affluent the system will discriminate against you. That’s not unique to “child welfare” of course, but the field seems to be “in denial” about it to an extraordinary degree.)

Is even a moment of self-reflection too much to ask? In child welfare – and journalism – apparently, yes.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

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

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

The former Times reporter and still their go-to guy for child welfare stories continues to soft-peddle racial bias. Perhaps Therolf fears that people are finally taking seriously the existence of systemic racial bias in child welfare.

Did child welfare fearmongering contribute to the increase in COVID among children?

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

He claimed “the shutdown decision arguably amounted to a prioritizing of the welfare of certain adults over the welfare of children." Even the head of New York City’s family policing agency (a more accurate term than child welfare agency) has confirmed that the fearmongers were wrong.

Power, privilege, and passing judgment in “child welfare”: The Massachusetts “Child Advocate” gets it wrong again

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Like most people in “child welfare” her intentions are good. Massachusetts "Child Advocate" Maria Mossaides Consider the relative positions and power of two women in Massachusetts.

The good news: A public radio station in Kansas City talked to the right people for a "child welfare" story. The bad news: They still missed the point

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Often, when I single out for criticism particular stories about “child welfare” – or as it should be called family policing, it’s because the reporter never bothered to even speak to parents who have had their children taken, or to lawyers for such parents.

Shelter Confronts Child Welfare Inequity

Shelter, Inc

The harsh reality is not all children are represented equally in the child welfare system, nor do they have equal outcomes. The implicit biases, which we aren’t even aware of, influence the child welfare system’s disparity.

Two almost identical “child welfare” cases. Same state. One mother’s treatment is “respectful and understanding” the other is arrested, hogtied and jailed. You’ll never guess the difference. (OK, you probably will.)

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Watch the bodycam footage – but don’t watch it quite yet, since it might prompt you to jump to a conclusion that some of America’s leading child welfare “scholars” want you to know couldn’t possibly correct. Geographically, Castle Rock and Aurora are less than 30 miles away.

Through the lens of the US Child Welfare System: Disproportionate treatment of Black children Part 1

Children and the Law Blog

First, looking from a historical view of Black families in the early days of the child welfare system showed signs of prejudice and racial processes and procedures.

The good news: A public radio station in Kansas City talked to the right people for a "child welfare" story. The bad news: They still missed the point

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Often, when I single out for criticism particular stories about “child welfare” – or as it should be called family policing, it’s because the reporter never bothered to even speak to parents who have had their children taken, or to lawyers for such parents.