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Posts tagged as “child welfare”

we did not get here today

As it often does regarding the Department of Children and Family Services, Governor Jindal’s name popped up in Louisiana news this week in stories about children poorly protected by DCFS. It is hard to dispute his administration’s impact on Louisiana’s child welfare system, but in my opinion, those who still…

yes, “someone pays”

This morning I read a Twitter post about the success of Medicaid expansion which reported that 97% of Louisiana’s children now have some form of health insurance coverage. In a state which holds the dubious distinction of holding the average position of 49th for 29 years when ranked for child…

the role of the church in child welfare and child well-being

A brief discourse presented to the Louisiana Interchurch Conference’s Fall Board of Directors Meeting, by Rick Wheat, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, on September 25, 2017, at St. Xavier Cathedral Catholic Church Complex, Alexandria, Louisiana. Good afternoon! You cannot imagine how excited I…

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