ERIC Number: ED039285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Requests for Child Welfare Services: A Five-Day Census.
Grow, Lucille J.
This report is a survey of the volume and nature of requests for service to the voluntary and local public member agencies at the Child Welfare League of America. The study focuses on the objectives, content, and outcome of services to children and families receiving them. Ninety-three percent of the agencies eligible to participate in the survey did so. Participation in the five-day census involved submitting a one-page form on every family for whom a request was received for service on behalf of a child or of children, the request including any application, referral, or inquiry made to the agency by telephone, letter, or in person. The chief findings were that: (1) a large proportion of requests were rejected or referred elsewhere, even when made to an agency having the service requested; (2) nearly a tenth of the children for whom service was requested because of emotional problems were under six years of age; and, (3) striking racial differences were found not only in use of public versus voluntary agencies but also in the agency response to need. Statistical data and samples of forms administered in the survey are appended. (RJ)
Descriptors: Adoption, Caseworker Approach, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Community Organizations, Day Care, Foster Children, Placement, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Referral, Residential Care, Voluntary Agencies, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 44 East 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.