Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On our Blog at Youth Today: Another child welfare success story

Much like Maine, child welfare in Florida has undergone a transformation – the good kind.  Of course, rather than learn from this success, expect America’s foster-care industrial complex to try desperately to “Yes, but…” to death attempts to let the rest of the nation do what Florida did.

We review Florida’s success on this installment of our monthly Blog at Youth Today.  It all boils down to strong leadership, and a smart waiver.

UPDATED, JANUARY 19: Even Florida's big private agencies have learned that if they adapt to helping families they can thrive in a system that emphasizes keeping children safely in their own homes.  Read how one of the largest, the Children's Home Society, favors the waiver in this Miami Herald op ed.