Refine Search

My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...Walker serves as the honorary chair of the Alaska Children's Trust. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney and a former Office of Children's Services caseworker. She spent many years as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.
Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed, Division of Family and Youth Services and abused children. It was informative and pointed out the sad necessity of caseworkers to help abused and neglected children. I am personally acquainted with all the professional people mentioned in the articles...
My Turn: We can do better for foster youth in Alaska implement the 2011 study the state commissioned, which shows we have a major shortage of help at OCS. Overburdening caseworkers so they don't know the youth and families they work with isn't workable. Giving youth a real chance in life isn't...
First comes housing

...and relapse," Brown said.Unless they're Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. clients, they don't usually have a caseworker to help them with their issues once they leave, she said."We can't expect people to be successful if they aren't feeling...
A friendly face in tough times

...said.Sometimes that means helping uninsured patients with plane tickets or filling out paperwork, filling the role of a caseworker. In her own time, Collins raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. In one year, she raised about $40,000 between...
Same-sex couples challenge Neb. foster parent rule

...same-sex couples to serve as foster parents, said states without clear policies often leave the decision to individual caseworkers."Our view is that the ability to parent isn't embedded in one's sexuality," she said. "There are other criteria...
Not For Web
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed By Kenneth W...and pointed out the sad necessity of caseworkers to help abused and neglected children...Kenneth W. Moss, M.D. Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed 051799 Oped...
Panel pushes for changes at DFYS

...streamline record keeping, hire more caseworkers and provide additional services including...on how to get the money. Additional caseworkers and expanded services, such as alcohol...federal dollars that now pay for DFYS caseworkers and in-home help for families, the...
High court rules state is not liable

...after Whitaker was released from McLaughlin Youth Center. If caseworkers had to worry about getting sued for releasing a problem youth...his father's custody to work in a remote logging camp. Caseworkers and a review board evaluated Whitaker's progress and agreed...
Report: Alaska fails to meet standards for child protection

...face-to-face contact between families and caseworkers was inadequate to monitor the child's...abuse, neglect and other issues. State caseworkers are juggling on average about 24 be working by fall 2004 to provide caseworkers a complete history of a child's case...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback