SW150readP_LCh10 - Social Work 150 Section _ Response to a...

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Social Work 150 Section ___ Response to a Reading Assignment Assigned Text Popple & Leighninger Chap. 10: "Child Welfare", pp. 337- 385 Student__________________________________________________Date____ ____________ After reading the following statement about a current crisis in Child Welfare Services, discuss your thoughts and observations, based on the reading of Chapter 10 in the text. Child welfare services have been going through major review and revision in the past decade. The initial focus of intervention in Child Protective Services, following a report of abuse in a family, was on assessment of the need for prompt removal of the child from the troubled home. For most children in foster care, foster care placement tended to produce the loss of contact with the family of birth. Termination of foster care at the age of 18 left a growing number of these youth without support, and without skills for self support. A study on Child Welfare Services, "CWS Redesign: The Future of California's Child Welfare Services", published in 2003, noted that many of these youth were then incarcerated in the California Youth Authority facilities. It has been recognized that the California State CWS is a system in crisis. 1.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course SOCIAL WOR 150 taught by Professor Arlene during the Spring '06 term at CSU Sacramento.

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SW150readP_LCh10 - Social Work 150 Section _ Response to a...

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