A Place for Advocacy in Child Welfare Systems: The Case of Adoption
Ward, Margaret, Child Welfare
These are difficult times for social service agencies. In province after province, such severe cutbacks in funding have been made that administrators and line staff members are hard pressed to maintain mandated services, and must rely on a reduced number of personnel. Child welfare organizations are, of course, no exception. Often, the result is increased anxiety as workers spread their efforts thin and fervently hope to avoid a human disaster. In such an atmosphere, advocacy may well be regarded as an unwanted and unneeded intrusion. People who speak out or agitate in their own behalf or for those who cannot speak for themselves demand precious time and attention that could be devoted to …
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Publication information: Article title: A Place for Advocacy in Child Welfare Systems: The Case of Adoption. Contributors: Ward, Margaret - Author. Journal title: Child Welfare. Volume: 74. Issue: 3 Publication date: May 1995. Page number: 619. © 2007 Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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