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Don Lash

Don Lash is an attorney who has practiced in the areas of disability rights, education and child welfare for more than 20 years. He worked within the New York City Administration for Children’s Services for more than 8 years.

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  • A Real Paradigm Shift in Child Welfare

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    “When the Welfare People Come” offers a sweeping look at the history and politics of the US child welfare system, exposing the racist system—from the “orphan trains” and Indian boarding schools to current practices in child protective investigations, foster care, and mandated services—arguing that it constitutes a mechanism of control exerted over poor and working-class parents and children. ​​​​​​

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  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.