The Children Just Want To Go Home

Writing in a recent article in Surveillance and Society, Lynne Wrennall explains that “there is extensive evidence of harm to families resulting from Child Protection interventions. Families who have been through Child Protection ‘assessments’ are left traumatized, bewildered, betrayed and powerless.” Wrennall notes that researchers have stated that “children and families drawn into the child […]

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Child Support, Foster Care, and the Poverty Profiteers

“Limited budgets. Stricter federal performance requirements. Expanding caseloads. New program regulations. And greater public demands. Sound familiar?” queries the Affiliated Computer Services web site. “We’re on it. We offer increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness to your child support program. Count on us to provide subject matter expertise, best practices and the best technology to fit your […]

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Rightsizing, Streamlining, Outsourcing, Revenue Maximization, Foster Care, Beds, and their Porous Boundaries

A recent article in Arizona Law Review by Professor Daniel L. Hatcher of Baltimore University touches on the “revolving door” in the field of the human services. This revolving door phenomenon is one that is in many respects unique to the child welfare, foster care, and the poverty industries. Ira Schwartz explains that the “boundaries […]

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