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Bass, Sandra; Shields, Margie K.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 2004
This paper focuses on the challenges of helping children after abuse and neglect has occurred by strengthening the web of supports for children and families in foster care. It examines the current state of the foster care system and finds that it is really not a cohesive system but a combination of many overlapping and interacting agencies, all…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Future of Children, 2004
To provide an array of perspectives on the future direction of foster care, five experts across various disciplines and backgrounds were asked to respond to this question: "How can the child welfare system be improved to better support families and promote the healthy development of children in foster care?" This article presents their responses…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption, Family Relationship
Harden, Brenda Jones – Future of Children, 2004
Children in foster care face a challenging journey through childhood. In addition to the troubling family circumstances that bring them into state care, they face additional difficulties within the child welfare system that may further compromise their healthy development. This article discusses the importance of safety and stability to healthy…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Foster Care
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Ramey, Craig T.; Ramey, Sharon Landesman – Future of Children, 1993
Discusses how home visiting, as a process, can be used to improve the health and development of young children, outlining a conceptual framework to evaluate home visiting programs. Argues that successful programs must be comprehensive in their approach to addressing children's and families' needs in multiple health and development domains. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Cooperative Programs
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Future of Children, 1993
Updates information provided in an earlier issue of this journal which examined the problem of drug-exposed infants. Focuses on three areas discussed in that issue: (1) the response of the courts and the legislatures to the problem; (2) the medical effects of prenatal exposure to cocaine; and (3) the impact of drug-exposed infants on the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Welfare, Cocaine, Court Role