child welfare


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child welfare

a service agency sponsored by the community or special organizations that provide for the physical, social, or psychological care of children.
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This guidance will help ensure that all families, regardless of race or language access, can access child welfare services free from discrimination, said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division.
Toresen emphasises that the Child Welfare Service is well aware that there is a great deal of external pressure on the family, and that this makes it difficult for them to agree on a clear position.
In fact, findings as to current racial discrimination within the child welfare system are rather mixed.
However, child welfare agencies cannot wait for the definitive explication of the micro, macro, and mezzo complexities of maltreatment.
a Child Welfare Secretariat to provide a focal point for standardizing provincial child welfare services where necessary.
She also demonstrates that the history of child welfare was not simply one of progression from punishment to welfare; as indicated by the treatment of girls, modern welfare could still be punitive.
We passed legislation in 2005 that articulates the mission of our child welfare agency as protecting children by strengthening families.
In response to the challenges facing the child welfare industry, Cubistix created a solution based upon Microsoft(R) MapPoint 2004 technology that is easily adaptable, low-cost, and enables agency workers to provide better, quicker, and more targeted services to children in need.
Mistakes at DCFS-among the largest child welfare agencies in the country-can result in front-page articles, angst within the governor's office, intense pressure on the director and even children's deaths.
The evaluations represent a welcome shift to a results-oriented assessment of child welfare programs.
The child welfare analysis in this issue kicks off a ColorLines series on race and reproduction, in which we will explore the politics of reproductive health, genetic testing, and transracial adoption, among other things.

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