Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare

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Index
ABC bill. See Act for Better Child Care Services
ABC Evening News, 172
Aber, J. Lawrence, 186
Aborigines, 251-252
Aborigines Act (Australia), 251
Abusive head trauma (AHT), 50
Accountability, 79, 272-273
Act for Better Child Care Services (ABC bill), 195, 196
Adams, Jody, 36-37, 126
ADC. See Aid to Dependent Children
Administration for Children's Services (New York City), 38, 70, 76, 79, 93, 124-125, 130-131, 152, 203-204
Adolescent Pathways (Vera Institute), 203
Adolescents
"aging out" of foster care, 205
chronic runaways, 204-205
conditions in group homes, 204
overlapping involvement in child welfare and juvenile justice systems, 202-207
See also Black children; Children; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile justice system
Adoption
alternatives to, 162-163
by Black Americans, 172, 247-248
compared to family preservation services, 147
"concurrent permanency planning" and, 111-112
costs to children, 159-162
current federal policies toward, 105-113, 149
decline in numbers of, 167
defects in current federal policies, 149-150, 163-165
disparagement of biological parents and, 117-121
fast-track policies, 149
federal Indian policy and, 249-251
impact on foster care population, 157-159
increase in numbers of, 158
increasing numbers of "legal orphans" and, 158-159
international, 172
notions of civil society revival and, 116-117
popular support for federal policies, 114-117
"pre-adoptive" placements, 112
race-matching policies, 166
racial disparity in, 23-24
rates of disruption in, 160
shortage of white babies and, 166-167
supply and demand relationship with foster care, 166
tax credit legislation, 165
termination of parental rights and, 150-154
web sites, 103
welfare reform and, 173-174
by white parents, 171-172
See also Adoption and Safe Families Act; Foster care; Transracial adoption
Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA)
attacks on family preservation, 105-113, 121
Elizabeth Bartholet's criticism of reunification "loopholes," 115-116

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Introduction - Facing the Racial Reality of Child Welfare v
  • Part One - Destroying Black Families in the Name of Child Protection *
  • Part Two - The New Politics of Child Welfare *
  • Part Three - The System's Racial Harm *
  • Notes 277
  • Acknowledgments 317
  • Index 321
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