ERIC Number: EJ1109672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Inconvenient Truths: A Response to the Article by David Stoesz, "The Child Welfare Cartel"
Clark, James J.; Yegidis, Bonnie L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n5 p510-514 Sep 2016
David Stoesz offers a sweeping critique of the Children's Bureau and social work education by claiming the existence of a "child welfare cartel." He also attacks the quality of social work education and research, which he claims has poorly invested government funding and helped create the unmitigated failures of the American child welfare system. However, closer examination reveals that many of his claims, while dramatic, are actually ill conceived and unsupportable. We attempt to clarify and inform readers about some significant aspects of the field of child welfare and the contemporary responses being made by the federal government in partnership with social work educators and researchers.
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Social Work, Caseworkers, Caseworker Approach, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Public Agencies, Administrative Organization, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Foster Care
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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