When Arizona’s foster care system swelled to an all-time-high of over 19,000 children in 2016, the reason should have been obvious to the state’s lawmakers. It certainly wasn’t because thousands of residents were suddenly abusing and neglecting their children, but Arizona approached the problem with that mentality. As a result, thousands of children were taken from their families when in-home services and support would have sufficed. Here’s what was actually happening: Since the Great...
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As a district, we are dedicated to trauma-informed practices and teaching resilience in a manner that is supported by science. At this point, we need our state and national leaders to catch up to the classroom.” says Katie Paetz, Osborn Governing Board President.
My fellow care-ers about trauma, A representative (the editor-at-large) for The Investigative Fund, Joe Conason, spoke this spring at Tucson Festival of Books. Today, this article was posted in that organization's email newsletter, and I am posting a link to it so members of this community may know about it. The ACE Study is included--as it should be--and the article is an excellent work of journalism.