ERIC Number: ED340811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Child Welfare Reform. Report Series.
National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.
This monograph synthesizes information presented at a July 10, 1991, Congressional staff briefing on many dimensions of the child welfare service system and its reform. Summaries of the participants' statements at the briefing are presented and a reproduction of a background paper on child welfare: "Child Welfare: The Context for Reform" (Brenda G. McGowan), is included. Of two panels, one addressed the roles of professionals and other workers in the system, and the other panel reviewed private and public perspectives on how to improve the current system. Both panels illustrate the need for reform through references to the types of injuries and threatened injuries to children. In addition, several panelists express appreciation for the steady stream of supportive services delivered to children and families. Panelists emphasize the need for balance between prevention programs and investigation and treatment efforts. The background paper presents the context for reform by reviewing the evolution of child welfare services, presenting an overview of child welfare services as they are today, and reviewing promising approaches and recommendations for change. Statistical data are provided in seven figures and three tables. Also included are a briefing agenda; a list of panel speakers and resource personnel; and appendices containing a "Federal Legislative Framework for Service Provision" and a list of organizational resources. There is a 115-item list of references. (JB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Social Action, Social Problems, Welfare Services
National Center for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.