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The Next Challenges for Child Protection

As summarized in this Star Tribune editorial, last week’s preliminary recommendations from the Governor’s Child Protection Task Force are a good first step: Laws will be changed to make child safety the top priority County social services agencies will be … Continue reading

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Governor’s Task Force Meeting December 12th 2014

This report on the 12/12/14 meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection is part of an ongoing blog on this process. Overview and Comments The Governor’s Task Force met as a whole in the State Office Building in … Continue reading

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Child Protection Needs Facts

In most cases county workers follow a ‘family friendly’ interview protocol when responding to child abuse complaints: they meet with the adults and children together, avoid collateral contacts with other professionals, and don’t attempt to determine if maltreatment occurred. Experts … Continue reading

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Governor’s Task Force and Work Groups Meetings December 4th 2014

This report on the 12/4/14 meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection and the Family Assessment and Resources Work Group is part of an ongoing blog on this process. Overview and Comments The Governor’s Task Force met as … Continue reading

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Child Protection, changes that would make the program less voluntary

It’s Not Either-Or The Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection is considering changes that would make the program less voluntary. Proponents of the current voluntary Family Assessment program say traditional compliance-oriented practices are often ineffective because they are inherently disrespectful … Continue reading

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