Studies in Michigan, Minnesota and Texas recommend these action steps for improving child welfare
In their book, Children of the Storm, Billingsley and Giovannoni (1972) reported that black children were largely excluded from the child welfare
system up until the end of World War I, and that it was not until the end of World War II that they began to enter the system in large numbers.
However, the head of the Child Welfare
Service, Gunnar Toresen, says that the authorities have now been made aware of a conflict in the family that could influence the outcome of the case.
A review of families served by child welfare
reveals that many of the families are poor.
Working in child welfare
provides mental health counselors opportunities to support struggling families, protect children from harm, and find permanent homes for children who need them.
In this revised and expanded edition of Child Welfare
, 21 educators call attention to racial disparities in the child welfare
system by demonstrating how practices that are successful for white children are often not similarly successful for African American children.
Scoppetta, highlights the injustice of child welfare
practice that relies on child removal.
Again, fingers were pointed at child welfare
workers: Abandoned by his mother as a newborn at the hospital, he had been returned to his parents from foster care just seven months before his death.
This testimony is based on findings from three reports issued in 2003 and addresses the following: (1) states' use of Title IV-B funds in providing a wide array of services to prevent the occurrence of abuse, neglect, and unnecessary foster care placements, as well as in providing other child welfare
services; (2) factors that hinder states' ability to protect children from abuse and neglect; and (3) the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) role in helping states to overcome these challenges.
The manifest exploitation of these children, sometimes as young as ten or twelve years old, inspired the activist attention of two concerned Northern constituencies: Progressive reformers who sought to protect child welfare
, and organized labor which feared competition from such low-paid workers.
Unlike their counterparts in the same-sex marriage fight, however, gays and lesbians seeking adoption rights often find support among child welfare
experts, support that could bolster the drive for marriage equality.
Revisited: An Africentric Perspective.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday he will call for spending $50 million more for child welfare
FEDERAL SPENDING ON CHILD WELFARE
FY 2004 Other 3% IV-B 5% Medicaid 10% SSBG 11% TANF 20% IV-E 50% Note: Table made from pie chart.
HHS could play a greater role in helping child welfare
agencies recruit and retain staff (GAO-03-357).