Child Welfare Monitor is the blog of Marie K. Cohen (MPA, MSW). Marie is a child advocate, researcher, and policy analyst. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Harvard University, a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland. After a career as a policy analyst and researcher, Marie obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2009. She worked as social worker in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for five years. She is a member of the Citizen’s Review Committee for the DC Child and Family Services Agency and the DC Child Fatality Review Commission and a mentor to a former foster youth. Marie began blogging in 2015. Her earlier posts can be found at fosteringreform.blogspot.com and https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/author/mariekcohen.
Tragically, Marie and her husband Tom learned of the death of their 25-year-old son from ketoacidosis due to undiagnosed diabetes at the end of September, 2017. While struggling to come to terms with this devastating loss, Marie has vowed not to stop fighting for children who do not receive the love and care with which her son was surrounded, children who may even be killed by the people who are supposed to be caring for them.
Ms. Cohen is available to answer media questions about child welfare seven days a week between 7AM and 9PM Eastern Standard Time. Call her at 301-325-9112 or email her at email@example.com.