Please join the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) and the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) for a webinar on proposed reforms to the United States child welfare system.
Tom Keckskemethy of AAPSS will join Lonnie Berger and Kristen Slack of IRP to host the webinar.
The discussion will be moderated by Maria Cancian of Georgetown University and the panelists will be:
Brett Drake, Washington University in St. Louis
Megan Feely, University of Connecticut
Brenda Jones-Harden, University of Maryland
Darcey Merritt, New York University
The discussion will focus on the possibility of different approaches to child maltreatment prevention and intervention—solutions that would significantly shrink the role of child welfare systems, which, as currently organized, are almost exclusively reactive rather than proactive.