ERIC Number: ED144678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Child Welfare in 25 States: An Overview.
National Center for Child Advocacy (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
This overview presents a summary of the major findings of a 25-state survey of child welfare service delivery systems, as studied by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in association with the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) during the period of November 1975 through February 1976. The initial products of the survey were 25 state profiles; these were analyzed for the strengths, weaknesses, and exemplary features of their delivery systems as well as to identify major issues in state child welfare agencies. The findings that grew out of the analysis form the basis of this overview. Chapter 1 includes a description of the child welfare delivery systems project, a description of the survey, and a discussion of the development and analysis of the 25 state profiles by clustered states. Chapter II is a cross-sectional report of administrative form, demographic and economic environment, philosophy and values, goals and priorities, organization, needs assessment, planning and decision making, financing, program resource mobilization, management services, outreach, client reception and referral, diagnosis and service plan development, service delivery, data collection and reporting, and evaluation. An analysis of delivery system characteristics by clustered states is contained in an appendix. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Child Advocacy (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.