Pa.’s child welfare system is ‘exhausted,’ new report concludes | Friday Morning Coffee
New research highlights the stresses on the state's 'under-resourced' child welfare system.
The U.S. child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty | Opinion
Many child welfare policies actually make life harder for the parents and children swept up in the system.
Advocates, families rally for child welfare workers
In 2016, Rosemary Laroe got a call that her grandchildren had been removed from their parents’ care in Philadelphia. Jordan Laroe, one of the children, was 11 years old at the time. “I was a truant, I was homeless, and squatting in a random house with [my parents],” Laroe said. “I may have nothing good […]
Report paints uncertain picture of Pa. child welfare system in pandemic | Wednesday Morning Coffee
As expected, child protective service reports declined during the pandemic, but the substantiation rate for those reports was the highest in the last five years.
Report: Pandemic exposed deep disparities in health coverage for Pa. kids | Friday Morning Coffee
While threats to safety net programs existed before the pandemic, newly released data shows the pandemic's 'disproportional impacts ... by race and ethnicity on Pennsylvania households with children'
Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to employment | Opinion
The child abuse registry is a racial and economic justice issue that cannot be ignored. Pennsylvania must once again be a leader on removing unnecessary and onerous barriers to employment.
Want to stop the turnover among child welfare workers? The Pa. House can pass this important bill | Opinion
The bill forgives student loans up to $50,000 for child welfare workers who remain in a child welfare agency for three years after finishing their degree.