ERIC Number: ED334005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Child Welfare Reform in Arizona.
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
This report creates a framework for child welfare reform in Arizona that balances continued improvements in the current system with simultaneous testing of a more fundamentally restructured system. A new service delivery system that integrates the separate child welfare, juvenile justice, and children's mental health systems is recommended. Arizona's fragmented services to children are contrasted with several examples of successful family services in other states. The need for a family services administration is stressed. Crises in the state's child protective and foster care services are described. A public-private partnership that would provide an adequate shelter system is encouraged. The Orangewood Foundation in California is offered as a model of such a partnership. The issues of turnover, salaries, and training of child service staff are discussed. The development of a priorities-setting system for child welfare and behavioral health services is recommended. The Ventura Project in California is suggested as a model of such a system. The report concludes that an integrated family-based system should be established to respond to the needs of children and families. A list of 27 references is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Demonstration Programs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Professional Personnel, Social Services, State Agencies, State Programs
Children's Action Alliance, 4001 North Third Street, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona