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Child Welfare in the Midst of the Pandemic

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a web-based event for DC policymakers and leaders nationwide, Child Welfare in the Midst of the Pandemic.  The event offered a serious look at the impact of COVID response on children and child welfare systems across the country.  Presenters spotlighted a range of critical issues, from the projected spikes […]


Response to Senator Graham’s Inquiry: The Permanency Center Concept

Following the US Senate Foreign Operations Budget Hearing on Children in Adversity, the Committee directed several written questions from Senators to those who had testified for formal response.  I received a particular thoughtful question from Senator Lindsey Graham, which is below.   In it, he asks for particular opportunities for effective public-private-faith based partnership on […]


When It Comes to Complex Needs, Government Can’t Provide What Matters Most

The journal Religion and Politics covers a host of vital issues at the intersection of  personal faith and public life.  This month, the journal tackles the issue of whether government or faith-based and other nonprofits should play the central role in aiding the destitute.  I had the priviledge of joining three other thoughtful individuals (Joel […]