Toward a Healing Vision for Child Welfare Practice (Chapter 13 in Facing the Rising Sun: Perspectives on African American Family and Child Well-Being).
Miller, Oronde A.
Published: September 2010
The Institute for Family and Child Well-Being
P.O. Box 2374
Bowie, MD 20718
This essay describes the work and characteristics of Dr. Benjamin Carson, an African American neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, to draw parallels between the contributions of surgeons and their surgical teams and those of individuals involved in the human services. A healing vision for child welfare is offered and recommendations are made for supporting families, the work environment, social work training, and advocacy and cross-systems leadership.
child welfare reform; child advocacy; African Americans; Racial disproportionality; Cultural competency; family preservation; child welfare services