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Texas’ Wild Year in Child Welfare Legislation

On this week’s podcast we talk about the new push for federal oversight of the “troubled teen industry,” and what might be different this time around; the first kinship support program approved for new federal funding nationwide; and a local court case over ICWA that involves high-powered attorneys. 

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Kate Murphy of Texans Care for Children joins us to break down a very eventful year in child welfare legislation and policy shifts in the Lone Star State, including the state’s plans around the Family First Act, a controversial change to its definition of neglect, legal protection for parents, and how mental health has been a major driver of the state’s continuing crisis on placements for older foster youth.

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America’s ‘Troubled Teen Industry’ Needs Reform So Kids Can Avoid the Abuse I Endured Lawmakers Issue Warning to Troubled Teen Industry: Congress Will Act Behavior Modification: Abuse Alleged Washington Targets Behavior Modification Programs Residential Programs: Selected Cases of Death, Abuse, and Deceptive Marketing First Kinship Support Model Gains Approval by Family First Clearinghouse State of Missouri and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma vs. Honorable Scott S. Sifferman Texas Bills Aim to Boost Rights for Parents Accused of Mistreating Kids
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