Social Media Hysteria and a Texas School District’s Ban on Walking with Students

On Friday, April 8, 2016, a wave of hysteria swept social media. Reports from sites with questionable journalism credentials, like www.scarymommy.com, led the ill-informed masses in their indignant outrage directed at the principal of Bear Branch Elementary School, in Magnolia, Texas. Bear Branch Elementary has a system of dismissal by which students who are bus […]

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Check Your Bias at the Door: 5 Tips for CPS Caseworkers

Caseworkers are the first point of contact for families who have been reported to child protective services (CPS) or some other government agency. These are the people who come to a family’s home to determine if some sort of intervention is necessary. However, it is well documented that most of the agencies that provide services […]

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