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
Data shows that the risk of foster teens and children running away is decreasing.
Apr 14, 2015
As state legislators debate the budget, they should keep in mind the 2011 decrease in TANF funding that is still hurting needy families today.
Mar 11, 2015
Read our first Annual Report on how children served by the child welfare system are faring in safety, permanency, well-being and education.
Feb 23, 2015
The McCleary decision and I-1351 will make it difficult to fund education requirements without cutting social services.
Feb 01, 2015