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Message ID: 8200
Date: 2009-07-15

Author:Sheri McMahon

Subject:child welfare funding and recoupment from poor parents

First Star is a relatively new organization addressing child welfare issues.

I received their e-newsletter which included a link to a University of

Baltimore School of Law research article on child welfare funding and

federal policy. Haven't read entire study yet but the study has to do with

federal requirements for states to recoup dollars from parents, e.g. parents

of title 4-e eligible kids, and abstract notes federal requirements do not

apply to well-off parents. Also examines this component of funding policy

and its impact on families' ability to care for their children.



Some time ago I posed the question whether anyone had studied the financial

impact of child welfare involvement on families--were families better or

worse off or no different? I recall some excellent discussion, during which

it became apparent that some academics were not aware of federal

requirements for recouping child support, and one person expressed interest

in exploring this issue. This article may be relevant to that earlier

question.



Sheri McMahon

North Dakota









First Star is a relatively new organization addressing child welfare issues.

I received their e-newsletter which included a link to a University of

Baltimore School of Law research article on child welfare funding and

federal policy. Haven't read entire study yet but the study has to do with

federal requirements for states to recoup dollars from parents, e.g. parents

of title 4-e eligible kids, and abstract notes federal requirements do not

apply to well-off parents. Also examines this component of funding policy

and its impact on families' ability to care for their children.



Some time ago I posed the question whether anyone had studied the financial

impact of child welfare involvement on families--were families better or

worse off or no different? I recall some excellent discussion, during which

it became apparent that some academics were not aware of federal

requirements for recouping child support, and one person expressed interest

in exploring this issue. This article may be relevant to that earlier

question.



Sheri McMahon

North Dakota