Performance Improvement 2005. Children of Color in the Child Welfare System: Perspectives From the Child Welfare Community

01/01/2005

This report summarizes an exploratory, qualitative study of the child welfare system’s response to children of color, undertaken in response to concerns about the over-representation of minority children in the child welfare system, particularly African-American children. Focus groups were conducted in a number of communities to allow local stakeholders to discuss their perceptions of issues related to disproportionality in the child welfare system. The study provides insight into the issue of over-representation (or racial disproportionality) from the perspective of the child welfare community, including agency administrators, supervisors, and direct service workers. It also describes strategies that child welfare and child-welfare serving agencies use to meet the needs of children and families of color in the child welfare system.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/core/ongoing_research/afc/cccws/cccws_pe...

PIC ID: 7620; Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Federal Contact: Webb, Mary Bruce, 202-205-8628; Performer: Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA

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