Can States Improve Children's Health by Preventing Abuse and Neglect?

May 5, 2015, 9:00 am11:00 am
Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.


Event Description

On May 5, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the spring 2015 issue of The Future of Children. The title of the issue is “Policies to Promote Child Health.” Also released on May 5 - a policy brief on improving child health by improving programs for families that have committed child abuse or neglect or are at risk for doing so. The policy brief examines whether states should be given more flexibility in spending the nearly $7.5 billion the federal government now provides to states in funds that are designated almost exclusively to pay for out-of-home care.