Why is child welfare system transformation necessary?
Despite decades and dollars spent on improvements, it is now clear that our current approach to child welfare is flawed, and full-scale transformation is required. In this video, Dr. David Sanders, executive vice president of systems improvement at Casey Family Programs, explains the urgency behind the need for transformation and our collective obligation to ensure children are safe and thriving.
Transformation in child welfare requires a fundamental change in the way child protection agencies currently operate. Dr. Sanders describes what child welfare transformation would entail, with the ultimate goal of eliminating abuse and neglect.
Dr. Sanders encourages child protection agencies to use the tools available to identify the families most at risk of harming their children, and then intervene early to keep children safe and support the well-being of the whole family.