The Rural Monitor
Articles by Topic: Child welfare
March 23, 2022
Parent Partners is a statewide program in Iowa that pairs families whose children have been removed from the home with mentors with shared experience who have successfully navigated the state's Department of Human Services (DHS) system. These mentors coach, advocate, and connect their clients with community resources.
January 20, 2021
Kim Barber Tieman, program director for health and human services for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, shares how her foundation set up a COVID-19 grant capture team and funded grant writers to help organizations navigate and apply for federal funding opportunities. In addition, her foundation worked with organizations and funded three mobile COVID testing units to better reach communities of color.
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 physical distancing measures impact vulnerable populations, including rural children experiencing maltreatment and those living in situations of intimate partner violence. Clinicians and other experts said community awareness, frank discussions, and changing service delivery approaches can make a difference.
November 18, 2014
Highlights three successful efforts in rural America to find adoptive homes for foster children.
November 18, 2013
Rural America needs foster and adoptive homes in each community, with families trained, licensed and ready to care for the town's own children if the need ever arises.
February 21, 2013
What are the important events from 2002 to 2012 and what lies ahead in the next decade? Six people involved in rural health and human services weigh in.
February 21, 2013
Promotes the idea of the creation of an Office of Rural Human Services, similar to the Office of Rural Health Policy.