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“Child welfare” and racism: Children’s Rights steps up

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Minnesota’s use of these factors to support a child’s removal and/or ongoing separation due to alleged neglect discriminately and disproportionately impacts Black families who are overrepresented in Minnesota’s child welfare system for neglect-related allegations.

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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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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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Robert Ortega Joins Editorial Board of Child Welfare

Michigan Social Work

Associate Professor Robert Ortega has joined the editorial board of Child Welfare. The peer-reviewed journal keeps readers abreast of the special problems facing millions of children, families, parents, caregivers and the child welfare professionals who serve them.

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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. Well, of course!

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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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Book Review: Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System

The New Social Worker

Read The New Social Worker’s book review of Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System: The Case for Abolition by Alan Dettlaff. Reviewed by Stephen Cummings.