Public Child Welfare Practice

Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, Richard P. Barth and Melissa Jonson-Reid

in The Tender Years

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780195114539
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865819 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 Public Child Welfare Practice

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This chapter focuses on the practice of child welfare workers. Topics covered include their assessment of the risk of child abuse and neglect, permanency planning, fast-adopt programs, intensive attempts to reunite infants who were removed at birth with their biological parents, kinship care, and legal guardianship. A summary of key findings and recommendations regarding public child welfare practice is presented at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: child welfare workers; social workers; social work practice; child abuse; fast-adopt programs; permanency planning

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