Family First: Keeping Children Safe at Home

  The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee marked up the Family First Prevention Services Act, which allows states to use federal child welfare matching funds for certain quality prevention investments for children and their parents and encourages the placement of children in foster care in the least restrictive, most family-like settings. This bill is […]

Social Media: The Parent Gap and Engagement Trap

Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that research has shown to benefit children and adolescents by enhancing communication, social connection, and even technical skills. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offer multiple daily opportunities for connecting with friends, classmates, and people with shared interests. During the last 5 years, […]