ERIC Number: EJ1019784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Timely and Needed Perspectives on Differential Response in Child Protective Services
Ellett, Alberta J.
Research on Social Work Practice, v23 n5 p521-524 Sep 2013
This article is an invited commentary and analysis of the authors' completed systematic evaluation of Child Protective Services (CPS) differential response (DR) models. I write this commentary based on 25 years of public child welfare experience followed by 13 years as a social work professor and researcher. In their review of DR, the authors' identify critical and unresolved issues in DR implementation and program evaluation as well as recommendation to improve DR within CPS. In the course of the authors' evaluation, they completed interviews with key informants in states that have implemented DR; an important contribution to CPS literature. Concepts, issues, and controversies in the DR literature are discussed in view of CPS practice models and history of policy making.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Social Services, Child Welfare, Delivery Systems, Child Safety, State of the Art Reviews, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Deception
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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