Supporting Innovative Policies for Families

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Latest Policy Briefs

Mental Health

Children's Mental Health

This 2016 brief provides key facts on mental health issues related to children - how many are affected, how many receive the care they need, what level of mental health coverage is available, and more.
Jan 25, 2016 Read More
Foster Care

Family Visitation in the Child Welfare System

This updated 2016 policy brief provides background on visitation for parents and their children in foster care, an overview of research findings on visitation and policy recommendations for visitation.
Jan 14, 2016 Read More
State Policy

A Separate Children's Department in...

This 2016 policy brief provides an overview of why creating a separate Children's Department in Washington State would be a better way to serve children and families.
Jan 01, 2016 Read More

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POC's Poverty & Child Welfare Forum

POC's Poverty & Child Welfare Forum

Legislative Updates

Legislative Update - Week 4

Legislative Update - Week 3

Legislative Update - Week 2