CLASP's child welfare work seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ameliorate the trauma experienced by children who are maltreated. We promote policies that empower parents to care for their children when possible and provide alternative, loving homes for children whose parents cannot care for them.

We use four basic strategies to achieve these goals.  First, we promote financing reform that will better align child welfare fiscal structures with the goals of safety, permanency and well-being for all children.  Second, we identify mechanisms for integrating multiple service systems that touch the lives of vulnerable children and families.  Third, we promote policies and practices that support kinship families who step in to care for children when their parents cannot.  Fourth, we promote policies and practices that enhance the child welfare workforce.

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