Tag Archives: child welfare
The controversial measure passed into law last month violates the separation of church and state, legal experts say.
A new Texas law meant to shield child welfare providers who deny services based on religious beliefs could strap the state with more legal problems than the pro...Read More
“We saw what happened whenever prisons were privatized,” the caseworker told the Observer.
Vivian Farinazzo For Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers, no two days are exactly the same. Jennifer, a CPS worker in Houston, juggles more than a dozen...Read More
“Denying [kids] access to things they need or forcing your culture on them at the expense of theirs is not in the best interest of the children,” one foster parent said.
Patricia Murphy, a single foster mother in Austin who is certified to care for the children with the highest needs in the state, says her guiding principle is t...Read More
Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers Threaten to Stop Services if ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Pass
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said.
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said....Read More
The proposal would also protect contractors who send children to parochial schools and deny abortion access to young women in their care.
The proposal would also protect contractors who send children to parochial schools and deny abortion access to young women in their care....Read More
It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails....Read More
Republicans said they're not sure if more money is a fix for Texas' child welfare system, where children have died, been abused and re-abused in state care....Read More
Foster kids live at the juncture of two broken systems, and the state is slow to find a solution.
Growing up in foster care, Reyna Mondragon fought to survive a broken and neglected system. Now, she advocates to help give other foster kids a better life....Read More
The House and Human Services Committee is asking that the state temporarily stop the rollout of controversial reforms to the foster care system in Texas....Read More