The subject of urban renewal has been one taking up much discussion, confusion, time, innuendos and differing views. After all, it is the United States of America and we welcome debate and discussions toward solving a problem.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Nothing in my abuse prevention work prepared me for the letter a Healthy Families client sent us. It immediately moved me to tears, and is a letter every social work professional longs to receive.
We’ve already devoted time in this space and on this page to the debacle that is the state’s online health exchange network.
Yet, the news Friday that Oregon officials were turning over the beleaguered system to the federal government, in what can only be seen as an admission of abject failure, punctuates the discouraging aspects of the entire episode.