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Child Abduction Response Team Training

Posted in Child Welfare | By: George Ritacco


The OJJDP-sponsored National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold Child Abduction Response Team Training: January 9–12, 2018 in Niceville, FL. 

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December 20 ,2017

Tips for Running a Successful Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Children

Case workers involved in health and human services are in a unique position to be aware of families in the communities struggling to make ends meet. During the holidays, things often become even more difficult for low-income families, and it’s very common for the children in these families to go without during the holiday season. Working in health/social services gives you an insider’s look at who can really use help, and you’re in the perfect position to run a holiday toy drive for needy children in your community. It’s fun, easy, and it won’t take a lot of your time, especially if you get people in your office, friends, and family members involved. Use these tips to run a successful holiday toy drive that makes a difference in the lives of needy children and families this year.

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December 06 ,2017

OJJDP Announces 2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

OJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.

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November 28 ,2017

How to Prevent Child Abuse - Guide

Posted in Child Welfare | By: George Ritacco

Preventing child abuse can be difficult.  Often times we feel helpless against widespread abuse. The folks over at Denmon | Pearlman created a resource guide to help promote child abuse prevention. 

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November 27 ,2017

The TAO of Social Work

FEAR is the social worker’s most formidable enemy. Vulnerable people at risk are the social worker’s constituents, and vulnerable people at risk are, of course, full of fear. Persistent fear always morphs into anger setting up a self-destructive spiral in the vulnerable. Whether working with a population of addicts, immigrants, children at risk, or the elderly, helping clients overcome fear is the first job of the social worker.

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August 31 ,2017

Casey Foundation Seeks Grant Proposal for Trauma Response Program

The world as we know it has changed and continues to evolve in many ways which are not always positive.  It is sometimes filled with violence and trauma, as evidenced by the recent attacks in Manchester England, but there are things we can do to provide comfort and healing when these events occur.

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May 26 ,2017

OJJDP-funded Toolkit To Support Law Enforcement Responses to Children Exposed to Violence Released

Yesterday, the OJJDP-funded toolkit, developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Yale Child Study Center, was released in conjunction with Police Week.

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May 18 ,2017

Social Workers are Super Heroes

Hello.  I came across this great video from the TED Talks network that I watched on YOUTUBE.  I wanted to share it with everyone.  Dr. Annay Scheyett, PhD gives a great 7 minute presentation on why social workers

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March 06 ,2017

A little about Comfort Cases...

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February 17 ,2017

Charter Schools Part 2 - A Progress Report

Our recent blog on the Charter School movement highlighted the dramatic adoption of Charter Schools in two cities in crisis: New Orleans after Katrina and Detroit after the collapse of the auto industry. The question that remains after we reported the brief history of Charter Schools is:

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January 24 ,2017

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