Chapter 5: Child welfare Services
Chapter 5: Child welfare Services 42404
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Chapter 5 child welfare services What is Child Welfare Services 0 A service that mainly focuses on the care and provision of children who cannot be appropriately cared for by their biological parents What does Child Welfare Services do 0 Child Abuse investigations 0 Child Abuse Assessments 0 Case Management and Counseling of the child in placement foster families and biological parents 0 Case Management and Counseling of families in crisis Case Management and Counseling of potential adoptive parents adult adoptees and birth parents History of the Foster Care System in the United States 0 This system has undergone many changes in the last several hundred years due to numerous factors Some factors include urbanization industrialization immigration illnesses and the availability of those who are in need For example the documentary on abc s nightline featuring the horrible circumstances of the street children of romania Historical Treatment of children in the united states 0 children were mistreated in many ways in colonial america two of the main abuses children endured were child labor and bad treatment of orphans political problems economic situation environment romania seeds of foster care 0 historically 1000 immigrants ood new york on daily basis 0 rev bruce recognized the service problem of children growing up in new york 0 industrial working conditions jane adams overview of current childcare system 0 safety from abuse and neglect O stable living 0 focuses on the well being of the child with regard to health mental health and development getting into the system 0 parents are unable to care for the child and refuse to protect child from harm 0 must have judge approval 0 caretakers violated the child welfare system who files reports counselors neighbors teachers strangers family and friends types of mistreatment physical medical educational emotional The forensic interview increase public awareness mandatory reporting requirements change in attitude re child abuse To intervene or not to intervene O 0 plans 0 0 Whether abuse is occurring Whether it rises to the level of intervention foster care non relative foster care emergency shelter