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    One size does NOT fit all when it comes to foster home recruitment and retention strategies

    In a new paper by PCG’s Stacey Priest and Jennifer MacBlane, the authors explore how states are implementing targeted recruitment and retention strategies to cultivate and maintain a pool of qualified foster parents needed to support the growing number of children entering foster care across the country each year.

    • 14. January 2020
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    Reasonable Efforts – It’s Time to Review and Reconsider

    “Reasonable efforts” is a term that has existed for decades in child protective services, though its interpretation has changed drastically over the years resulting in widely different and often contradictory conclusions. Factors such as the economic times, different organizational structures, budgetary considerations, geography, service availability, and judicial interpretation have all contributed to the system’s evolving understanding of what “reasonable efforts” means.

    • 24. June 2019
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    Modernizing the citizen experience in child welfare

    With the convergence of the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First Act) and the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) regulation changes, child welfare leadership are faced with the unprecedented opportunity to rethink the citizen experience. That’s according to a new blog post authored by Public Consulting Group’s Carole Hussey in collaboration with Judge James Payne.

    • 20. May 2019
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    Exploring the changing landscape of child welfare technology, data sharing, and Family First

    Chronicles of Social Change recently published its annual “Kids on the Hill” issue, which is the digital publication’s only print issue each year, targeted toward legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill. Notably, this year’s issue also features articles by two PCG colleagues from the Human Services team: Carole Hussey and Shell Culp.

    • 16. November 2018