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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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?