ERIC Number: ED415298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-3
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Child Welfare: Can the System Be Transformed through Community Partnerships? A Summary of Proceedings of the Symposium (Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 1997).
Wattenberg, Esther, Ed.; Pearson, Yvonne, Ed.
Presentations at this conference dealt with the transformation of the child welfare system through community partnerships, and the presenters explore various aspects of forming partnerships among public agencies and community organizations. There are some excellent examples of such partnerships, but evaluation findings on "best practice" models are now required. The premise that the concepts in community partnerships will transform child welfare into a responsive and responsible system awaits reliable data. The following papers are included: (1) "Opportunities and Challenges in Forming Community Partnerships To Protect Children" (Patricia Schene); (2) "Commentary: Federal Initiatives" (Cecilia Sudia); (3) "Response: Crafting a Community Partnership" (Tony Wagner, Steven Oates, and Brian Guidera); (4) "Community Partnerships in Child Welfare: Challenges in Sharing Authority and Accountability" (Charles Lindsey Usher); (5) "A Perspective from Families" (Anne Hill); (6) "A Thriving Partnership: CLUES (Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio) and Ramsey County Human Services" (Jesse Bethke and Jenny Gordon); and (6) "Concluding Remarks" (Esther Wattenberg).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.