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New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare

| December 3, 2014
New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare

New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare Research on the relationship between housing and child welfare has consistentlyfound a higher rate of child welfare system involvement among families that are homeless or otherwise precariously housed than among low income families with stable housing. Studies also show that housing problems are common […]

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Improving Child Well-Being: Strengthening Collaboration Between the Child Welfare and Health Care Systems

| November 16, 2014
Improving Child Well-Being: Strengthening Collaboration Between the Child Welfare and Health Care Systems

Improving Child Well-Being: Strengthening Collaboration Between the Child Welfare and Health Care Systems is available for download. This brief authored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab & Safe Place, explores collaborations—old and new—between child welfare and medical providers. It serves as a resource for states seeking to strengthen these collaborations across the continuum of […]

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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 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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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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