Dee Wilson examines the concept of resilience through the lens of Dr. Ann Masden’s “Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development”, and applies the concept to child welfare practice and systems.
Dee Wilson challenges and examine theories of Intergenerational Transmission of Child Neglect, making a strong pitch for focusing interventions on decreasing extreme poverty and homelessness.
Dee Wilson follows last month’s Sounding Board to examine principles for workload management in child welfare agencies.
An examination of what an excessive caseload is, how it comes to be, its effect on practice, and imagining a better version
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