Posts Tagged child welfare reform

Guardian ad Litem Reform in Nebraska and the Power of Moms

Guardian ad Litem Reform in Nebraska and the Power of Moms

If you want something done, ask a mom. That eternal truth applies not only to family life, but to public policy and social change. When most of us were teenagers, you were considered ‘good to go’ if you thought you’d be able to keep that vehicle between the lines and get yourself home. Few of us ever challenged a friend to hand over the keys, and it’s a miracle most of us survived those years. Then came Mothers Against Drunk

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Tippecanoe and Child Abuse, Too: We Only Have a Voice When We Make Some Noise

Tippecanoe and Child Abuse, Too: We Only Have a Voice When We Make Some Noise

The National Association of Counsel for Children is not a political organization in the “I Like Ike” or “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” sense of things. We don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green or Whig, we just want you to get on board with smarter policy and stronger supports for kids and their families. We’re willing to educate candidates who admit to being Know-Nothings, and we’ll even shoot the bull with Bull Moose. If there are any people

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Shame on U.S.: How the Federal Government has Failed Abused and Neglected Children

Shame on U.S.: How the Federal Government has Failed Abused and Neglected Children

Last Monday, NACC’s executive director, Kendall Marlowe, emailed a copy of the comprehensive report, Shame on U.S., to NACC members. On Tuesday morning it was released to the public during a briefing at the Capitol in Washington D.C. The report discusses how failings by all three branches of the federal government expose abused and neglected children to increased harm. The report calls for more robust activity from the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and

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A Note From the Future: We Really Can Achieve Child Welfare Reform

A Note From the Future: We Really Can Achieve Child Welfare Reform

Editor’s Note: We received a note this morning at the NACC offices, seemingly slipped under the front door overnight. We’re fortunate to receive a lot of things – members send us their articles, their books. But this was handwritten, with a return address that said only, “Darnell, Foster Child, From the Future.” Seems to be good news – see what you think: TO: My Friends FROM: Darnell, age 10, child in foster care DATE: The Future, Not So Far Away

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Swing the Pendulum, Fire the Director: Why We’re Getting Nowhere with Child Protection Reform

Swing the Pendulum, Fire the Director: Why We’re Getting Nowhere with Child Protection Reform

MEMO TO:  All Elected Officials FROM:  Those of Us Who Actually Have To Implement Child Protection Law and Policy RE:  Your Latest Child Protection Initiative Congratulations, Mr./Ms. Senator/Representative/Mayor/Governor, on your victory in yesterday’s election. Loved that acceptance speech, and appreciate that you timed it to make the late news. We have to be at work early tomorrow to prep for a hearing, and a good night’s sleep is always welcome. Also loved your many campaign speeches on protecting children. Couldn’t

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