Combining Child Welfare and Welfare Reform at a Local Level
Berns, David A., Drake, Barbara J., Policy & Practice of Public Human Services
Over the years, we have heard the lament that virtually all of the money and resources in child welfare are used for expensive deep-end services such as institutionalization or other forms of out-of-home care. It is argued that if we gave more attention to prevention and early intervention, we could obtain better outcomes and save money in the long run. We agree with this concept.
To gain a better understanding of what is needed for prevention, we asked the question at several meetings and conferences with child welfare professionals and advocates. Their responses were always similar: We need to address poverty, employment, housing, nutrition, medical care, substance abuse, …
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Publication information: Article title: Combining Child Welfare and Welfare Reform at a Local Level. Contributors: Berns, David A. - Author, Drake, Barbara J. - Author. Magazine title: Policy & Practice of Public Human Services. Volume: 57. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 1999. Page number: 26+. © 1993 American Public Human Services Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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