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Topics in Child Welfare and Child Well-being

Certain topics in child welfare and child well-being call for additional attention. For Louisiana’s children, these topics include our state having too few foster homes for the number of children in DCFS custody, the use of “placeholder” services that should be more available, insufficient funding for critical prevention services such as Nurse-Family Partnership, Louisiana’s Coordinated System of Care, and Therapeutic Detention, and our general concerns about everything that has kept Louisiana ranked 49th on child well-being for more than 30 years.

Topics in Child Welfare and Child Well-being
Storm Warning: Louisiana Needs More Foster Homes for Children
Louisiana’s Ghost and Phantom Networks Have Got to Go
Hoteling Children in Foster Care
Children’s Ombudsman 101
Privatizing Foster Care
KIDS COUNT? Yes. But Do They Count in Louisiana?  A Bibliography of Louisiana Newspaper Headlines: Regarding Annual KIDS COUNT Reports Since 1990, An Advocacy Paper Updated August 2022.
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