Washington State’s Governor, Jay Inslee, has proposed creating a new department of children’s services that would remove the Children’s Administration (CA) from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and combine the state’s child welfare system with the Department of Early Learning (DEL) and juvenile justice.
Consider the following scenario which could occur in any city in Washington State: a pediatrician driving to work observed a toddler wearing nothing but a diaper and a t-shirt playing in a pile of garbage beneath a freeway underpass.
Analysis and comment on the increases and decreases in the number of children in foster care in the U.S. over multi-year cycles.
As chronicled in this blog, the foster care system has major shortcomings. What are some alternatives?
On August 26, The Salem Statesman Journal and Oregon Public Broadcasting published a story titled, “’I Was So Broken’: 14 Years in Foster Care,” with the subtitle “The Story of One Tormented Path Through Oregon’s Child Welfare System.”
Many of this country’s foster care systems are in crisis. The inability to recruit and retain adequate numbers of foster homes has led to widespread acute and chronic shortages of foster homes, shortages that have been compounded by the reduced
Reports on the state of foster care are cautionary, to say the least.
Within our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child abuse and Neglect Fatalities, the final report of The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), has serious deficiencies which I have discussed in the past two Sounding Boards.
Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, the 123 page report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, contains half a dozen brief comments regarding explanations of child maltreatment fatalities. The
Congress created the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) in 2013. Twelve commissioners appointed by Congress and the President were given a little more than two years to develop a national strategy to end child maltreatment fatalities,