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Earlier this week I read several articles (example) about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's executive order to dismantle the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) agency under the Department of Economic Security and create a Cabinet-level division called the Division of Child Safety and Family Services that would take over CPS duties. This division would be directed by Charles Flanagan, the current...
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Source: MPRNews Our own Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken introduced bipartisan legislation on December 4 that would improve child abuse training programs for child welfare professionals, based on the work conducted at the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) here in Winona, MN. The other Senate cosponsors are Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR). S....
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This is just one question being asked on our Child Welfare Video Wall. Several people have already responded, saying it is the lack of funding available as well as continual funding cuts: "[F]unding...[O]ur national priorities...don't seem to be supporting those families and children in our society who are the most vulnerable." --Wendy"With funding being cut every day...you're being called on...
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We are presenting our 13th Annual FREE Child Welfare conference, Beyond Burnout: Secondary Trauma in the Child Welfare Workforce on May 1, 2012, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. We are pleased to feature keynote presenter Dr. Brian Bride, PhD, LCSW, who is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director at the School of Social Work, University of Georgia. Following the keynote presentation...
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Today is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is "The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health," with a call for governments and others to invest in policies and approaches for removing barriers to mental health services and investing in prevention efforts as a cost-savings measure. In observance of this day, I feel it is important to highlight the need...
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On the 21st and 22nd the House and Senate, respectively, passed H.R. 2883: Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act. H.R. 2883 was sponsored by Geoff Davis [R-KY4] and cosponsored by 16 additional legislators (listed at the end of this post). This bill's companion legislation is S. 1542, which was introduced by Max Baucus [D-MT] and passed the Senate...
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This week on our Facebook page we began highlighting current child welfare-related legislation in the U.S. Congress as a way to keep our readers informed about legislation that, if enacted, may impact their work with clients involved in the child welfare system. As an extension of this service, we will be recapping our Facebook highlights each Friday with additional commentary...
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State Policies That Require or Recommend Child Welfare/Early Childhood Collaboration for Intervention ServicesInteragency Early Childhood Intervention SystemThis system is federally mandated by Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Part B is special education services for children ages 3 to 21, whereas Part C is early intervention services for infants and toddlers birth-2 years of age....
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This week was interesting, but next week is sure to be busier! Why? There is a March 25th deadline for budget decisions, which will bring a flurry of activity next week. Child Welfare matters will arise in the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, where the GOP budget bill will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 22. The committee will...
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This week, Governor Dayton released his budget proposal. Keep in mind that the legislature and the Governor are taking opposing approaches to resolving this budget deficit. So don't get too attached to the details within this budget, as it's very likely to change through the legislative process. That said, this link will take you to several resources about the Governor's...
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