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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- Stephanie Schmit | Mar 30, 2011 Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: February 2011 SIR Analysis
- CLASP | Mar 25, 2011 Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Guidance from HHS
- Sep 29, 2010 Relative Foster Care Licensing Waivers in the States: Policies and Possibilities
- Rutledge Q. Hutson & Tiffany Conway Perrin | Aug 18, 2010 Comments on Proposed Criteria for Evidence of Effectiveness of Home Visiting Program Models
- Rutledge Q. Hutson | Aug 09, 2010 Comments to Office of Child Support Enforcement: Proposed Rulemaking on Safeguarding Child Support Information
- CLASP | Aug 16, 2016 2013-2014 Bi-Annual Report
- CLASP | Sep 17, 2015 An In-Depth Look at 2014 Census Data and Policy Solutions to Address Poverty
- CLASP | Sep 17, 2015 Infographic Sheet: 2014 Census Data
- CLASP | Jan 08, 2014 2012 Annual Report
- Sep 03, 2013 CLASP Work Supports Newsletter (August 2013)