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ERIC Number: EJ805172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Inequities in Infancy: Addressing the Overrepresentation of African American Infants in the Child Welfare System
Harden, Brenda Jones
Zero to Three, v28 n6 p5-12 Jul 2008
African American infants have higher rates of child welfare system involvement than any other demographic group. They are overrepresented at every point on the child welfare continuum, from reporting, to substantiation, to foster care placement, to adoption. Racial disparities have also been noted in the services these children receive. This article reviews the evidence on the experiences of African American children in the child welfare system, with a particular focus on infants. The author provides policy and practice recommendations to reduce racial disproportionality and to address the unique needs of African American infants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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