Child Welfare Policy (Chapter 18 in The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies).
Slack, Kristen S. Paul, June.
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This chapter discusses federal governmental policies and programs that guide formalized response to situations of child maltreatment. It begins with a brief history on the emergence of child welfare systems in the United States, and then discusses central developmental theories that have influenced policy and practice, developmental outcomes known to correlate with child maltreatment, and empirical evidence associated with nine major policies and practices common to the child welfare field. 1 table and numerous references.
PRESCHOOL CHILDREN; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; CHILD WELFARE REFORM; CHILD SAFETY; CHILD ABUSE; CHILD NEGLECT; POLICY FORMATION; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; Multitrack response system; CHILD ABUSE REPORTING; FAMILY PRESERVATION; KINSHIP CARE; FAMILY REUNIFICATION; ADOPTION; SUBSIDIZED GUARDIANSHIP