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Reforming and Improving the Child Welfare System to Meet Needs of Children

Denise EdwardsMarch 6, 2018
Policies That Help Kids
On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the historic and bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act as a part of the bipartisan budget agreement. This landmark piece of legislation aims to help keep children safely with their families when they come to the attention of the child welfare system, and when placement in foster care is needed, it provides an assurance of quality care for children in the most family-like setting appro...Continue

Protecting Kids When Everyone Has a Camera

Drew FidlerFebruary 28, 2018
Research into Practice
by Drew Fidler, LCSW-C; and Iona Rudisill, LGSW Here’s what you should know about child sexual abuse images and how to protect children from the dangers of the internet.The internet is constantly changing and evolving. As professionals, parents, and people who care about children, the internet and all of its perils present a whole new world of challenges for child protection. This is how prevalent phones and the internet are in children’...Continue

What About Post-Traumatic Growth?

Jenna QuinnDecember 29, 2017
Personal Narratives
My story didn’t begin with me having a voice. It began in the silence and secrets and shame that so many victims struggle to break free from.  And for a long time I felt more broken than healed. It was so easy to see the scars. I still see them. Not as many, not as vivid, but the lines are still there when I look, and there are days they stand out more than others. Being sexually abused throughout my tween and teen years by an adult w...Continue

What It Means to Be Rich

Tracey TabetDecember 20, 2017
Personal Narratives
I may live in a city, but I'm a small town girl.  My childhood home was on a dirt road in one of the most impoverished counties in the country. When my daughter was five, we visited and she looked at the old barns and irrigation canals where we used to play and asked, “were you poor?” I told her we had everything we needed—not just because we did, but because I grew up with a complete sense of security. Back then, I couldn't imagine ho...Continue