Tag Archives: Connie Hayek

  1. Finding a (Adoptive) Home

    It was a legitimate question coming from an 8-year-old who had been in foster care for half of his young life. The thing is, we weren’t there to find him a home. We were there as part of a child welfare outcome audit. Our role was not to find him a home but to ascertain…

  2. Permanency, Where It’s At, Baby!

    By now, anyone working in or with child welfare knows about ‘Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being’. Since the kick-off of the federal Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) in 2001, these three constructs have been the focus of major child welfare reform efforts across the United States. They are actually, to some degree, artificially created measurements…