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Child welfare lawyers and judges can change "business as usual." They can prevent children from entering the child welfare system unnecessarily and speed their exits. They can keep families together and they can rebuild broken families. To do so entails fighting a powerful narrative of child welfare and focusing on families' strengths, abilities, and assets.
A recent Colorado court case has touched a chord among child advocates throughout the country. People v. Gabriesheski raises questions about the importance of a lawyer-client relationship in child welfare proceedings.
The Penn State child molestation scandal has caused a flurry of legislative activity at the federal and state levels related to how child maltreatment laws might be changed. Learn how these potential changes could affect your practice.
Do youth on your caseload enter the child welfare system, then later wind up in the juvenile justice system? A new study shares how "crossover youth" fare after they age out of the system and offers tips for improving their outcomes.
State legislatures throughout the country are stepping up efforts to curb bullying in schools. A new report by the U.S. Department of Education analyzes states' anti-bullying laws and policies.