Department of Children and Families http://wamc.org en Initial Report Released On Mass. Child Welfare Agency http://wamc.org/post/initial-report-released-mass-child-welfare-agency <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dcf/140313-cwla-progress-update.pdf" target="_blank">A preliminary report</a> on the workings of the <a href="http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Department of Children and Family</a> is out. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:44:04 +0000 Jim Levulis 85858 at http://wamc.org Initial Report Released On Mass. Child Welfare Agency State Leaders Initiate Investigations Into Child Abuse Death http://wamc.org/post/state-leaders-initiate-investigations-child-abuse-death <p></p><p></p><p>The death of a 2-year-old child has prompted Vermont officials to begin internal and external&nbsp; investigations into the state Department of Children and families and how the state responds to child abuse matters. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84720 at http://wamc.org State Leaders Initiate Investigations Into Child Abuse Death Review Begins Of Massachusetts Child Wefare Agency http://wamc.org/post/review-begins-massachusetts-child-wefare-agency <p>An independent review of the Massachusetts child welfare agency is under way.&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick spoke publicly today about the investigation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Governor Patrick held a news conference at the Statehouse shortly after meeting with officials from the Child Welfare League of America, whom the governor has given broad authority to look into the policies and practices of the Department of Children and Families.</p><p> "We need actionable recommendations. The point is not more paperwork, but more social work."</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 82672 at http://wamc.org Review Begins Of Massachusetts Child Wefare Agency Conn. consider creating video game task force http://wamc.org/post/conn-consider-creating-video-game-task-force <p></p><p>Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a new state task force to study the effects of violent video games on youth behavior.</p><p>The bill would establish the proposed Violent Video Game Task Force within the Department of Children and Families.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:43:26 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58587 at http://wamc.org Conn. consider creating video game task force