New Child Welfare Leader Supports Prevention & Parent Education

During June of 2017, the Trump Administration hired Mr. Jerry Miller to direct the federal government agency, within the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees child welfare policy and funding.

That agency is the Administration for Youth and Families (ACYF), which includes the oldest and largest federal entity devoted to the welfare of children, the Children’s Bureau.

Mr. Miller previously served in leadership roles for many federal and state welfare agencies.

During a recent interview, he shared his priorities for ACYF. These include a focus on the prevention of child abuse and the use of parent education as a major service in preventing abuse.

These are the same priorities that the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring has been advocating since it’s founding in 1974.

There is an article that appeared in the November 7, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Social Change that includes the entire interview with Mr. Miller.

You can obtain the entire article of the interview with Mr. Miller by clicking Here.

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