There’s a new study out which includes some frightening estimates about the likelihood that a child abuse investigation will be a part of one’s childhood. If the study is correct, enduring such an investigation is the new normal for African-American children. Unfortunately, the researchers were not frightened. I wrote about it here.
I spoke to Errol Louis, anchor of Road to City Hall on NY1, a local all-news cable channel about foster care panic. The video is here.
I also have a column in Youth Today challenging the common interpretation of HHS data on the increase in entries into foster care
Other columns deal with:
--How the McMartin Preschool case was child welfare's prelude to #Pizzagate
--How one writer's proposed "New vision" for foster care is just another call to go back to orphanages
--The real lesson from the closing of a California group home: Group homes don't work.