ERIC Number: ED392867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Children in the Shadows: The Fate of Children in Neglecting Families. Proceedings of the Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 15, 1994).
Wattenberg, Esther, Ed.
This collection of papers is drawn from a conference dedicated to children suffering from the harm associated with being born to neglecting families, a circumstance that has emerged as the most challenging phenomenon for the child welfare system. Papers consider the dimensions of the problem, treatment models, policy considerations, and recent trends. Papers include: (1) "Introduction. Neglected Children: Killing Them Softly" (Esther Wattenberg); (2) "Overview of the Conference Papers" (Esther Wattenberg); (3) "Alive but Not Well: An Overview of Policy, Program, and Practice Concerns with Neglecting Families" (Jeanne Giovannon); (4) "Testing the Community Standard on Neglect: Are We There Yet? Findings from a First-Stage Survey of Professional Social Services Workers" (Esther Wattenberg and Laura Boisen); (5) "Reconceptualizing Social Support: The Results of a Study on the Social Networks of Neglecting Mothers" (Sandra Beeman); (6) "Risk Assessment: What Do We Know? Findings from Three Research Studies on Children Reported to Child Protective Services" (Diana English); (7) "Throwing a Spotlight on the Developmental Outcomes for Children: Findings of a Seventeen-Year Follow-up Study" (Martha Farrell Erickson and Byron Egeland); and (8) "Testing Two Innovative Approaches: Summaries of Practice Project Presentations Given at the Conferences: 1. Amplifying Choice for Neglecting Families: Early Findings from a Research Study" (Philip AuClaire); 2. "Empowering Families To Disconnect from Public Agencies as They Find Resources within Their Own Communities" (Nancy Schaefer and Charles E. Jackson). References follow each paper. (Contains 17 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bush Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.; Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.