Future of Child Protection by Jane Waldfogel
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Future of Child Protection
By Jane Waldfogel

The Future of Child Protection

How to Break the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect

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Future of Child Protection by Jane Waldfogel

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Cases of child abuse and neglect reported in the media have led to a crisis of confidence in the current child protective services (CPS) systems in the USA, and to frequent calls for reform. Jane Waldfogel agrees that the public has a right to be concerned, but many perceptions of the CPS system and the problems it is designed to alleviate are inaccurate. This text goes beyond the headlines, using historical, comparitive, and specific case data to formulate a new approach to protecting children. Currently, Waldfogel argues, the CPS system is overwhelmed by referrals. As a result, neither high-risk nor low-risk families are adequatly served. She examines the underlying assumptions of CPS, compares the US record with those of Britain, Canada and Australia, and offers a "new paradigm" in which CPS joins with other public and private partners to provide a differential response to the broad range of children in need of protection. She highlights the reforms under way in several American states and in Britain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674007239
ISBN-10: 0674007239
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jane Waldfogel

Jane Waldfogel is Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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