ERIC Number: ED044169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-20
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Report of Child Placement Study Committee, January, 1969.
Rhode Island Council of Community Services, Inc., Providence.
As a first step in determining the effectiveness of programs for children and families, the Rhode Island Council of Community Services made an overall study of the number and type of children in child placement services. The Council based its report on the characteristics of 420 randomly-selected children of which 211 were in foster home; 214 in institutions and six in group home care. Included are a definition of child placement and trends, and a description of agencies which provide child placement services. The thirteen recommendations made by the Council comprise four-fifths of the report. The recommendations include developing services that are ancillary and long-term, upgrading diagnostic procedures, establishing group homes under a variety of auspices for a variety of clientele, increasing and diversifying residential care for the emotionally disturbed, updating and revising state laws, more aggressively seeking the release of children whose parents are not fulfilling their children's needs adequately, subsidizing the adoption process with state funds, centralizing adoption files, centralizing and systematizing procedures for data collection and evaluation, and appointing a committee to ensure implementation of the foregoing recommendations. The report concludes with an appendix on Child Placement Survey Proposals. (WY)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Case Studies, Child Care, Child Welfare, Foster Homes, Placement, Program Evaluation, Referral, Social Services, Social Work, State Surveys
Child Placement Study, Rhode Island Council of Community Services, Inc., 333 Grotto Avenue, Providence, RI 02906 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Council of Community Services, Inc., Providence.