ERIC Number: ED103509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Perspectives on Child Welfare; Services, Staffing, Delivery System.
Madison, Bernice Q.; Schapiro, Michael
This is a report of a three-year demonstration and research project which addressed itself to three objectives: (1) To explore the need for planned, long-term foster family care for minority children as one of the services to be made available by a multiple child welfare services program in a public agency. (2) To assess the readiness of seniors majoring in an undergraduate social work curriculum to provide direct child welfare services, given certain training conditions and educational requirements. (3) To design a model for a child welfare services delivery system in a public agency that will make multiple high quality child welfare services available and accessible to children in need of them. This study was conducted in San Mateo County. A survey of all children in foster care in the county was undertaken. For the 49 foster children served directly in this project, detailed research schedules were prepared to allow for systematic information gathering about them and their parents. Assessment of readiness for professional practice of project students involved several procedures. To develop a new delivery model for child welfare services, the relevant professional literature was reviewed by social work and management specialists affiliated with the project. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; California State Univ., San Francisco.; San Francisco Foundation, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California