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Episodes in Season 4

Season 4Episode 17October 7, 2022

Building a Smaller, Fairer, and Better Child Welfare System, with Christine James-Brown

Child protective services has become the system of last resort for families failed by every other system. Now, what are we going to do about it?

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Season 4Episode 16September 23, 2022

Best of the Best: Are We Solving the Wrong Problem in Child Welfare?, with Jerry Milner

Reimagining the child welfare system of the future. This episode originally aired on July 29, 2021.

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Season 4Episode 15September 8, 2022

Best of the Best: Faith, Trauma, and the Problem of Evil, with Victor Vieth

How should we handle it when abused children have spiritual questions? How do we help child protection professionals wrestling with the trauma they witness and its impact on their own

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Season 4Episode 14August 25, 2022

The Future of Possible in Children’s Advocacy Centers, with Ted Cross

Over the last two decades, a growing evidence base has demonstrated the effectiveness of the Children’s Advocacy Center model, but what do we still need to learn to improve our

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Season 4Episode 13August 5, 2022

The Unique Vulnerability of Youth Athletes, with Courtney Kiehl

Courtney Kiehl, a former elite gymnast and now an attorney who advocates for survivors of child sexual abuse, joins us to discuss what makes youth athletes vulnerable, and how we

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Season 4Episode 12July 15, 2022

Moving Equity to the Center of Child Welfare, with Dr. Jessica Pryce

In a child welfare system in which Black and Indigenous children are more likely to be separated from their families, what practical steps can we take right now to make

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Season 4Episode 11June 24, 2022

Beyond Pride: Can Kids Trust Us When They Tell Us Who They Are?, with Al Killen-Harvey

With the recent push for anti-trans bills and states making it difficult if not impossible for trans youth to receive gender-affirming care, how do we better support LGBTQ youth and

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Season 4Episode 10June 10, 2022

The Limits of ACEs, with Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King and Dr. Jonathan Purtle

Decades after the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, does this tool tell the complete story?

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Season 4Episode 9May 26, 2022

Collateral Damage: Kids and the Internet Privacy Wars, with Justin Fitzsimmons

Justin Fitzsimmons, associate vice president at the National White Collar Crime Center, joins us to raise the alarm about the way in which technology companies, social media outlets, and online

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Season 4Episode 8May 12, 2022

The Fear of False Allegations, with Tayler Jones-Cieminski

How does the fear of false allegations affect criminal cases alleging child sexual abuse, and what role does gender play?

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