Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Home Visiting, Family Support and Bella Bond.

In response to the recent publication of 'Baby Doe' by Jill Lepore in The New Yorker, we posted a Statement titled "Home Visiting, Family Support and Bella Bond" today. We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"The noble dream here is that, if only child-protective agencies collected better data and used better algorithms, children would no longer be beaten or killed."
When Jill Lepore writes this in The New Yorker, she is asking whether our society knows how to ensure the healthy development of all children. She is also writing about the sad case of Bella Bond – a child killed by her mother’s boyfriend and dumped in Boston Harbor by the couple – and asking whether it is possible for our society to prevent child abuse and neglect at all.
The answer is yes, to both questions."

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