Tag: Child Welfare

A Discussion and Q & A on the NEW Department of Child Safety (DCS) – November 20th

| October 27, 2014
A Discussion and Q & A on the NEW Department of Child Safety (DCS) – November 20th

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) presents: A Discussion and Q & A on the NEW Department of Child Safety (DCS) DCS Director, Charles Flanagan, is coming to Flagstaff! Mr. Flanagan served as the Chair of the Governor’s independent Child Advocate Response Evaluation (CARE) Team prior to his appointment as the Director of DCS. The […]

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New brief: Improving the Well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families through State-Level Efforts

| October 27, 2014
New brief: Improving the Well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families through State-Level Efforts

The well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families is directly connected to the relationship they have with their culture, extended families, and tribal communities. Federal and state child welfare policies and practices have sometimes not well understood or supported these relationships by not recognizing the unique qualities of AI/AN culture […]

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New Arizona Data Shared on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

| September 1, 2014
New Arizona Data Shared on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

NEW ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACE) DATA has been released at a County level showing comparisons throughout Arizona of the alarming numbers of those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Early childhood trauma is a known indicator of adverse health effects later in the lives of adults. The ACE STUDY and THIS DATA is critical to […]

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New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

| August 22, 2014
New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

SPARC has released a new brief on the importance of addressing parental substance abuse in child welfare advocacy. More than 8.3 million children, or 11 percent of all children in the United States, live in homes where at least one parent or caretaker has a substance use disorder involving alcohol and other drugs. Parental substance […]

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The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

| August 8, 2014
The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

By May-Ying Lam Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson: “You know, when I was on food stamps as a kid, I was a good kid who probably wouldn’t have taken to crime. But if I was hungry enough, I might have shoplifted a can of tuna or some spaghetti. But I didn’t have to. We […]

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New Brief – Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families

| August 8, 2014
New Brief – Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families

The State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center is proud to release a new brief, Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families. Families living in poverty have a significantly higher likelihood of experiencing crises. While the majority of poor families never come to the attention of the child welfare system, poverty is still […]

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Migration and Child Welfare National Network – New Website and Valuable Resource

| July 8, 2014
Migration and Child Welfare National Network – New Website and Valuable Resource

The Migration and Child Welfare National Network (MCWNN) has launched a new webpage to keep practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and funders up to date on the humanitarian crisis of hundreds of unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico arriving every day in the United States. Visit this page regularly for the latest news, to learn more about […]

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