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Archive of "When the Welfare People Come"

  • A Real Paradigm Shift in Child Welfare

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    “When the Welfare People Come” offers a sweeping look at the history and politics of the US child welfare system, exposing the racist system—from the “orphan trains” and Indian boarding schools to current practices in child protective investigations, foster care, and mandated services—arguing that it constitutes a mechanism of control exerted over poor and working-class parents and children. ​​​​​​

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  • Preparing for Trump's Assault on Child Welfare

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    Don Lash: "The threats of Trumpism may seem removed from the struggles within the child welfare system. Sooner or later, however, those struggles will have to join the wider resistance to the Trump regime."

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