Eliminate Blind Spots to Improve Safety: More Eyes More Often

When the press writes about failures in the child welfare system, the tragedies are unique, but the pattern is often all too familiar. A family has been involved with the agency multiple times, signs of risk were missed, and the result is significant harm or even death. It’s hard to read about a set of [...]

The Fen-Phen Phenomenon is Killing Our Children

We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.

What to do with the ‘Flo’s’ of Child Protection

If the work made passionate people act like Flo on the TV series “Alice,” then the work can bring them back.

CYA is Killing Kids

Agencies’ tendency to add more rules (and thus work) every time something bad happens prevents child protection workers from doing everything they can to keep kids safe.