Children & Family Services

The children and family services market encompasses a wide range of services and supports for children who are involved with the child welfare system and/or who have complex physical and behavioral health conditions. For organizations serving children, the market challenges are increasing – from increased incidence of serious child mental health issues and autism, to a lack of community-based placements for children with complex needs, to increases in family involvement in the child welfare system due to parental opioid use, to uncertainty in the special education sector about the implications of new federal policies.

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New Standards, Old Challenges: The Outlook For Child Welfare Organizations

We recently covered the Joint Commission’s release of new and revised standards for child welfare provider organizations (see The Joint Commission Updates Child Welfare Standards To Promote Family Preservation & Reunification). The new standards focus largely on using evidence-based practices (EBPs) and providing trauma-informed care across the service system—intake, assessment, reunification, trauma-informed care, and case closing.… Read

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