On December 8, 2015, POC hosted the Poverty & Child Welfare Forum, which brought together practitioners, advocates, researchers, and others engaged in child welfare and anti-poverty work in Washington state.
Nov 19, 2015
Engaging parents in the child welfare process is critical, but it can be a challenge for a number of reasons. That's why we've focused on strengthening parent-child engagement through the Strive Supervised Visitation Program.
Oct 23, 2015
In July, alongside Children’s Home Society of Washington and the Washington State Frontiers of Innovation / DSHS, we participated in a presentation on the Innovations Clusters (FOI programs) as well as the System and Policy Level work currently underway.
Aug 27, 2015
A close look at how new measures and data analysis will allow us to better quantify and understand the experiences of children and families in the child welfare system.
Aug 19, 2015
After three special sessions the 2015 legislative session has finally come to an end. Overall, we are thrilled that the final budget and several bills support vulnerable children and families in Washington state.
Jul 29, 2015
How does the age of birth mothers compare to the age of adoptive mothers? We take a close look at this question and the percentage of adoptions by age of the child.
Jul 17, 2015
Our new website aims to provide easier-to-access resources. This new site will also allow us to take more opportunities to share what we are learning and our perspective on key child welfare issues.
Jul 07, 2015
POC is working to develop Oliver, a new technology solution that will help child welfare social service providers better understand their collective impact and streamline time-consuming business processes.
May 29, 2015
POC's Director of Research, Dr. J. Mark Eddy, to receive the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award from the Society for Prevention Research.
May 21, 2015
SB 5486 will improve the Parents for Parents program, which engages families who have children in foster care and connects them to parents who have successfully gone through dependency and are prepared to offer support.
May 06, 2015