ERIC Number: ED156313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Proposed Plan for the Improvement of Foster Care and Adoption Services.
Mott-McDonald Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This paper describes the five-year Florida Foster Care and Adoption Plan which was developed to facilitate the provision of more effective services to children needing full time care outside the parental home. The paper is divided into five chapters plus an introduction and summary. The introduction outlines the problems facing the social service agencies and the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (DHRS) in Florida. The introduction also reviews the philosophy and priorities presented in the plan, the cost effectiveness implications, and strategies for providing more effective services. The first three chapters of the paper outline the basic objectives of the plan and recommend actions on the parts of the DHRS and of the State Legislature. Chapter I discusses the primary objective of maintaining children in their own homes. Chapter II describes recommended strategies for increasing the number of adoptive placements for children. Chapter III discusses the plan's objectives for the placement of children in foster care. Chapters IV and V describe the support systems necessary for the success of the Plan. Chapter IV reviews current and recommended information systems for DHRS. Chapter V describes the need for a training and staff development system to increase the number of people with specialized skills in social work and related fields. (BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Mott-McDonald Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.