The Racial Disproportionality Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions (chapter in Adoption Factbook V).
National Council For Adoption.
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This article questions claims that the disproportionality of black children in the child welfare system is caused by racial discrimination and argues that there are a disproportionate number of black children maltreated because black families are disproportionately characterized by risk factors associated with maltreatment, including severe poverty, serious substance abuse, and single parenting. The need to prevent the disproportionate maltreatment of black children is emphasized. 63 references.
African Americans; child welfare services; foster care; racial disproportionality; racial discrimination; child abuse; child neglect; risk factors; prevention