Tag: child welfare

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The Conversation: Profs. Augsberger & Collins Say Child Welfare System Failures Are Due to Child Poverty

Despite the federal government’s efforts to improve the child welfare system over the past few decades, the system’s deeply ingrained issues prevail due to child poverty. In a recent op-ed, child welfare experts Profs. Astraea Augsberger and Mary Collins explain that until the government addresses the underlying issue of poverty, children in the welfare system […]

Prof. Springwater Retires from Board of Child Welfare League of America After 20 Years of Contributions

Julie Sweeney Springwater (SSW’94), an adjunct associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work, is retiring from the board of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) after nearly two decades of service. A coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies, the CWLA has served children and families since 1920. Christine James-Brown, the […]