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Sidney Goldberg worked for almost 25 years in the child welfare system. In 1995, he created and founded The Pathways to Development Program at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in Chicago. Pathways provided comprehensive opportunities for children living in foster care to explore and pursue their interests through high quality classes and other learning experiences. This was the only known program of its kind in this country. In 2002, Mr. Goldberg established The Pathways to Development Program in New York City. Prior to his child welfare work Mr. Goldberg studied with and was supervised by psychologist Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. His article, "Envisioning a Thoughtful and Caring Child Welfare System," appeared in the spring 2013 issue of Tikkun magazine. He regularly writes about child welfare on his website, www.progressiveideasinchildwelfare.com.

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Child Welfare Reform: Effecting Real Change -- At Last

(5) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 8:48 AM

The great early twentieth century public health reformer and physician, Sara Josephine Baker, recognized that to enlist a mother's cooperation in trying new child care procedures it was necessary that the mother first be "convinced in her own mind that whatever is proposed will be good for her child."

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Improving Foster Care to Provide the Opportunities All Children Deserve

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 1:40 PM

It does not garner the kind of attention as a severely battered child or children left alone in a ramshackle apartment. But the results of a long-term study about "the dismal outlook for youths who are thrust into a shaky adulthood from the foster care system," ("Study Finds...

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