Child Welfare Policy & News

Youth in Adult Courts, Jails, and Prisons

The Sentencing Project

Dec 16, 2021

This brief reviews the history, harms, pathways and trends that treat children as if they were adults.

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Economic Inequality: CDAs, Financial Social Work Part of the Solution

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Dec 15, 2021

Child Development Accounts (CDAs) and financial social work are part of the solution to economic inequality.

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The Shadow Pandemic: Domestic Violence Intensifies During COVID-19

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Oct 17, 2021

According to the National Commission on COVID-19 Criminal Justice (NCCCJ), domestic violence increased in the U.S. by 8.1 percent during the pandemic. Analysis from NCCCJ found that the rise is likely due to economic stress and lockdowns. The tension created by prolonged seclusion in lockdown, along with economic issues like unemployment, financial insecurity, and stress from child care and homeschooling, have exacerbated domestic violence risk factors.

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Ending Child Poverty is a Moral Imperative

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Aug 15, 2021

Congress must enact legislation now to end child poverty in the U.S., writes NASW CEO Angelo McClain. 

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Child Welfare and the Coronavirus Pandemic

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

May 25, 2021

Our guest is Lesli Suggs, LICSW, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, a Boston-based organization that helps build stable lives and hopeful futures for children who are abused, neglected or at-risk.

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Raising Kids with Grit and Resilience

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Dec 15, 2020

Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW, is author of "The Grit Workbook for Kids." We speak with her about why grit and determination are so important, and how parents and social workers can help kids develop these important skills.

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