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The Resource Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system, Richard J. Gelles

Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system, Richard J. Gelles

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Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system
Title
Out of harm's way
Title remainder
creating an effective child welfare system
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Gelles
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " Despite many well-intentioned efforts to create, revise, reform, and establish an effective child welfare system in the United States, the system continues to fail to ensure the safety and well-being of maltreated children. Out of Harm's Way explores the following four critical aspects of the system and presents a specific change in each that would lead to lasting improvements. - Deciding who is the client. Child welfare systems attempt to balance the needs of the child and those of the parents, often failing both. Clearly answering this question is the most important, yet unaddressed, issue facing the child welfare system. - Decisions. The key task for a caseworker is not to provide services but to make decisions regarding child abuse and neglect, case goals, and placement; however, practitioners have only the crudest tools at their disposal when making what are literally life and death decisions. - The Perverse Incentive. Billions of dollars are spent each year to place and maintain children in out-of-home care. Foster care is meant to be short-term, yet the existing federal funding serves as a perverse incentive to keep children in out-of-home placements. - Aging out. More than 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year, and yet what the system calls "emancipation" could more accurately be viewed as child neglect. After having spent months, years, or longer moving from placement to placement, aging-out youth are suddenly thrust into homelessness, unemployment, welfare, and oppressive disadvantage. The chapters in this book offer a blueprint for reform that eschews the tired cycle of a tragedy followed by outrage and calls for more money, staff, training, and lawsuits that provide, at best, fleeting relief as a new complacency slowly sets in until the cycle repeats. If we want, instead, to try something else, the changes that Gelles outlines in this book are affordable, scalable, and proven. "--
  • "Despite efforts to create, revise, reform, and establish an effective child welfare system in the United States, the system continues to fail to ensure the safety and wellbeing of maltreated children. Out of Harm's Way presents four specific changes that would lead to a more effective system"--
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DLC
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Gelles, Richard J
Dewey number
362.7068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.G45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child welfare
  • Foster children
  • Children
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Foster children
  • United States
Label
Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system, Richard J. Gelles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Child Welfare is Not Brain Surgery; It's Much for Difficult -- Part I: Tragedy and its Aftermath -- Chapter 1: In an Ideal World -- Chapter 2: In the Real World -- Chapter 3: System Reform: Rounding up the Usual Suspects, Lawsuits, and Policy Changes -- Part II: Centers of Gravity -- Chapter 4: Who Is The Client? -- Chapter 5: Portals, Gates, and Decisions -- Chapter 6: Follow The Money: The Perverse Incentive of Federal Foster Care Funding -- Chapter 7: Aging Out -- Chapter 8: It Takes a Village..
Control code
961408271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780190618018
Lccn
2016031372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961408271
Label
Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system, Richard J. Gelles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Child Welfare is Not Brain Surgery; It's Much for Difficult -- Part I: Tragedy and its Aftermath -- Chapter 1: In an Ideal World -- Chapter 2: In the Real World -- Chapter 3: System Reform: Rounding up the Usual Suspects, Lawsuits, and Policy Changes -- Part II: Centers of Gravity -- Chapter 4: Who Is The Client? -- Chapter 5: Portals, Gates, and Decisions -- Chapter 6: Follow The Money: The Perverse Incentive of Federal Foster Care Funding -- Chapter 7: Aging Out -- Chapter 8: It Takes a Village..
Control code
961408271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780190618018
Lccn
2016031372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961408271

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