ERIC Number: ED235914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: Standards for Foster Family Services Systems Projects. Volume I: Narrative. Final Report.
American Public Welfare Association, Washington, DC.
As of 1978, a total of 43 states had enacted the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), a law specifying those persons and agencies who must and those who need not follow ICPC procedures when placing a child into a family across state lines. In the early 1970s, funds were made available to the American Public Welfare Association (APWA) for the purpose of encouraging states to enact the ICPC and to facilitate the publishing and dissemination of standards for public foster family services. Thirty of the 43 states joined the compact during the APWA project's 6 years of activity. This report summarizes project activities the APWA performed while funded. Chapter 1 offers a discussion of the history and development of the ICPC, an overview of project objectives, a summary of major project activities, an evaluation of project accomplishments, and a summary of unresolved issues and problems. Focusing on the dissemination of public family service standards, chapter 2 provides a background and history of the project, a statement of project objectives, a description of the development of the publication "Standards for Foster Family Services Systems," a description of provision of technical assistance to the states to facilitate use of the standards, a discussion of revisions made in the original standards, and an assessment of the project. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Public Welfare Association, Washington, DC.