ERIC Number: ED256993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Child Welfare Policy: A Teaching Module. Student's Outline.
Deprez, Luisa; And Others
This document contains the student's outline for a unit of study designed to be incorporated into an undergraduate social work survey course on social welfare policy. The aim of this unit is to explore aspects of social policy relating to child welfare by focusing on policy development, legislative framework, and the application of principles to practice. Because this module was developed for use at the University of Southern Maine, some material pertains specifically to Maine's child welfare law and may require modification for use in other states. An overview of the course is provided, five learning objectives are listed, and the course outline is presented. Materials in this outline examine child welfare from several perspectives. The history of child welfare services in this country is reviewed, key issues faced by decision-makers regarding the welfare of children are identified, and recent federal and state legislation affecting the delivery of child welfare services is discussed. The unit then focuses on a specific example of social welfare policy-making by examining recent changes in Maine's foster care program. The course outline is followed by six questions for discussion and a list of suggested readings. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Human Services Development Inst.; University of Southern Maine, Portland. Dept. of Social Welfare.
Identifiers - Location: Maine