Child Welfare Policy & News

School districts see unprecedented drop in enrollment during pandemic

60 Minutes | CBS News

Nov 22, 2020

Data from 78 of the largest U.S. school districts, indicates that at least 240,000 students were unaccounted for in fall 2020.


Unique challenges of universal mandated reporting of rural child abuse

National Rural Health Association

Oct 01, 2020

NASW member Daniel Pollack, an attorney and professor at Yeshiva University's School of Social Work, co-authored this article on the challenges of mandated reporting in rural areas.


Big Table Phase-IV-Revised Letter Final

Aug 10, 2020

This letter is  a revised sign-on letter to Congress re: COVID-19 relief


NASW Seeks to Dismantle Racist Policing

NASW News Release

Jul 14, 2020

“Racism is real and must be eliminated. Police brutality is real and must be eliminated. Oppressive policing is real and must be eliminated. NASW stands against racism, police brutality and oppressive policing,” said Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of NASW.


Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

NASW Practice Alert

Mar 30, 2020

Suicide rates among 10-19 years old youth was the second leading cause of death in 2017 according to data from the National Vital Statistics System. Overall, rates for youth aged 10-14 declined between 2000-2007 before tripling between 2007-2017. The rates of completed suicide among Black youth are increasing faster than any other racial or ethnic group.


The State of America's Children 2020

Children’s Defense Fund

Mar 05, 2020

A society must be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable—and most valuable—members: its children. The State of America’s Children 2020 makes it abundantly clear that by this measure, America is falling shamefully short. Within this report you will find stories, statistics, data and trends that show in the clearest terms how we are failing our children.

For years our country has not lived up to its promise to its children, and as we enter a new decade, the situation for many children is only growing more dire. And as we reach a critical turning point in 2020, when children of color will become the majority of children in America, we are failing these children worst of all.



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