News Articles


30 Mins.

ACS’s Response to How They Handle Candle Cases of Abuse and Neglect

David Hansell, Commissioner of ACS, discusses the ACS new reform-focused agenda, including training caseworkers to recognize "implicit bias," which might lead them unconsciously to treat some families different than others. He'll also discuss what has happened with reporting issues of neglect and/or abuse and the responses in the aftermath of the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins in 2016. 


30 Mins.

Sit in a Circle. Talk to Other Pregnant Women. Save Your Baby’s Life.

The Impact is a podcast about how different policies affect the lives of those living in the USA. This episode discusses how support groups and networking for pregnant women can help reduce infant mortality and illness in high risk populations.


Recorded Presentations

2.75 Hrs.

Preventive Services in NYC: Past, Present, and Future

This forum explores how preventive services in collaboration with child protection has transformed the child welfare system. Panelists review the status of current practice, discuss the infusion of evidence-based interventions, and consider ways to elevate the voice of families in shaping future services.