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Reconceptualizing the Child Welfare System for Very Young Children

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114539.003.0009

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

 Reconceptualizing the Child Welfare System for Very Young Children

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This chapter discusses the child welfare services system. Topics covered include the basic goals of child welfare; ways social workers make important decisions affecting the lives of young children when faced with individual circumstances that pit the fundamental goals against each other; redesigning child welfare services for young children, and developmentally sensitive federal policies.

Keywords: child welfare; child services; child abuse; goals; social workers

Chapter.  10984 words.  Illustrated.

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