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Grassroots Advocacy and the Media

Here’s to our volunteers! This week the unprecedented media attention to Minnesota’s child welfare crisis culminated in Governor Mark Dayton ordering immediate steps to improve screening decisions, and a task force to recommend systemic changes by year’s end. Much credit … Continue reading

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Eric Dean and Adrian Peterson

  (This is the first ebrief that is not brief, due to the importance and complexity of the topic.) This week we have been asked for our thoughts on the stories regarding Adrian Peterson and his alleged abuse of two … Continue reading

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Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota

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All Hands on Deck

  On Fridays we usually send out our policy ‘ebrief’. This week we are issuing a call to action. Current media interest in child protection issues is intense. Here are links to the many recent stories and editorials. We are … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of Child Welfare Continues

Major print and electronic media stories on the child welfare system are happening almost daily at this point.   Here are the latest:   The Star Tribunereported yesterday that the Department of Human Services may remove a phrase they inserted … Continue reading

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