child-welfare-issues

COMMENTARY

Report paints uncertain picture of Pa. child welfare system in pandemic | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 8, 2021

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.

COMMENTARY

Report: Pandemic exposed deep disparities in health coverage for Pa. kids | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 5, 2021

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'

COMMENTARY

Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to employment | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2020

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.

COMMENTARY

Want to stop the turnover among child welfare workers? The Pa. House can pass this important bill | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2020

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.