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Improving Head Start: A Common Cause

Although the Head Start program has been shown to have many benefits for parents and children, we need to do a better job of determining how well Head Start children across the country are being prepared for academic success once they enter school.... [more]

Experts Disagree About Benefits of Child Welfare Privatization

Research results show disagreement by experts of the benefits of privatization of child welfare service.... [more]

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

it is important to maintain positive collaborative and communicative partnerships with all Native organizations and Alaska Native Tribal organizations.... [more]

Seeking Causes: Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Information about why there is racial and ethnic disproportionality in the way children both enter and exit the child welfare system.... [more]

Reports Spur Changes in Ontario's Child Protection Law

Information about the laws that state the guidelines for assessing children who need protective custody and establishing the child's best interest in placing them in a permanent, safe home.... [more]

Who Will Take Care of Kids?

Questions and answers for parents having difficulty deciding who should be left to care for their children in the event they pass away.... [more]

Marcia Robinson Lowry Testifies at Congressional Hearing:

Marcia Robinson Lowry of Children's Rights makes recommendations for federal standards for child welfare systems to Congressional Hearing.... [more]

HHS and the President's Faith-based and Community Initiative

Information regarding the funding of religiously-affiliated and other community-based organizations to provide a range of services and of providing technical assistance to these organizations to enable them to better serve the needs of their communities.... [more]

National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts

This article provides information on a study done to establish the current status of the Child Protective Services (CPS) system in the United States and reform efforts underway around the nation to improve its operation.... [more]

Louisiana Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program

Assitance program for Louisiana families designed to help them stay off welfare and help meet the family's sustinence needs.... [more]

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