Child Welfare Policy Summary

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A Brief Description of the four (4) key goals of Child Welfare Services The first goal of child welfare services is to maintain the security of young individuals (Pecora & Harrison-Jackson, 2016). They further reported that mistreatment have a damaging effect on young people’s reasoning, feelings, and bodily progress. Consequently, they indicated that child welfare services guidelines is to stop ill-treatment of young people, and maintain a secure environment for families. The second goal of child welfare services is to make available a lasting environment for young people (Pecora & Harrison-Jackson, 2016). They further expounded that maintaining child protection is important; however, it must be combined with finding long-lasting accommodations,…show more content…
DHHS, 2003a, (as cited by Pecora & Harrison-Jackson, 2016). They elaborated that the decision involves whether children should remain with their parents, placed with other family members, placed for adoption or other forms of supervision. A brief description of the five (5) current policy challenges related to child welfare and my opinion regarding the implications for practice, for human service administrators, related to these policy challenges The first policy challenge related to child welfare is that legislators need to recognize and address the significant problem of the unbalanced amount of minorities in the system (Pecora & Harrison-Jackson, 2016). As a resolution, they recommend gathering data of the affected population, using the information to bring attention to the problem, examining why the problem exist, and establishing ways to decrease the problem. Chipunga and Bent-Goodley (2004) reported that there is a higher probability for black “American and Latino” relatives than Caucasians in comparable situations to receive an accusation for child mistreatment and their offspring taken from the residence. They further remarked, “Equally disturbing, despite situational similarities, children of color are treated differently at critical points in the child welfare system” (para. 8). Additionally, they elaborated that minorities…show more content…
They further mentioned that many lawmakers and others suggested that government bodies should join forces together to ensure that the goals of child welfare services are realized. In addition, they contend, that the resolution is that contributions for programs should be considered based on accomplishments. From my employment experiences, I have recognized that systems operations are often fragmented. A section of the company has no idea what the other is doing. It seems to be no different here with child welfare services and they must make an effort to resolve the issues with others involved in the process. The implications for practice for human service administrators related to this policy challenge are to be aware of processes that are not operational and bring it to the attention of those who can assist in bringing about change. How can goals be realized if improper methodology is in place? The organization has a reputation to maintain and if improper methods are in place, then they will reap the
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