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Race matters in child welfare : the overrepresentation of African American children in the system / edited by Dennette Derezotes, John Poertner, and Mark F. Testa.

Contributor(s): Derezotes, Dennette | Testa, Mark | Poertner, John.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : CWLA Press, c2005Description: vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0878688749 (alk. paper); 9780878688746 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Child welfare -- United States | Social work with African American children | Social work with minorities -- United States | Social service and race relations -- United States | Race discrimination -- United StatesDDC classification: 362.7/089/96073 Other classification: MS 6470
Contents:
Factors contributing to the overrepresentation of African American children in the child welfare system : what we know and don't know / Dennette M. Derezotes and John Poertner -- Child welfare and race : models of disproportionality / Richard P. Barth -- Race differences in risk of maltreatment in the general child population / Andrea J. Sedlak and Dana Schultz -- The role of race in child protective services screening decisions / Brian M. Gryzlak, Susan J. Wells, and Michelle A. Johnson -- Racial differences in child protective services investigation of abused and neglected children / Andrea J. Sedlak and Dana Schultz -- Indicated child abuse and neglect reports : is the investigation process racially biased? / Nancy Rolock and Mark F. Testa -- The effect of risk assessments and their relationship to maltreatment recurrence across races / Christopher Baird -- Effects of a research-based risk assessment on racial/ethnic disproportionality in service provision decisions / Will Johnson -- Factors that predict the decision to place a child in substitute care / Gardenia Harris, Gail Tittle, and John Poertner -- The entry of children from the welfare system into foster care : differences by race / Robert M. George and Bong Joo Lee -- The role of race in foster care placements / Robert B. Hill -- The effect of race on reunification from substitute care in Illinois / Robert M. George and Lucy Mackey-Bilaver -- The role of race in parental reunification / Robert B. Hill -- The changing significance of race and kinship for achieving permanence for foster children / Mark F. Testa.
Review: "Although African Americans constituted 15% of the child population of the United States in 1999, they accounted for 45% of the children in substitute care. In contrast, white children, who constituted 60% of the U.S. population, accounted for only 36% of the children in out-of-home care. In addition, several studies show that children of different ethnic or racial backgrounds receive dissimilar treatment by the child welfare system, but little is known about the appropriateness of the treatment. This compilation of papers critically examines child welfare policy and practice, the causes of child maltreatment, and how each affects the disproportionate representation of African American children in the system."--BOOK JACKET.
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Factors contributing to the overrepresentation of African American children in the child welfare system : what we know and don't know / Dennette M. Derezotes and John Poertner -- Child welfare and race : models of disproportionality / Richard P. Barth -- Race differences in risk of maltreatment in the general child population / Andrea J. Sedlak and Dana Schultz -- The role of race in child protective services screening decisions / Brian M. Gryzlak, Susan J. Wells, and Michelle A. Johnson -- Racial differences in child protective services investigation of abused and neglected children / Andrea J. Sedlak and Dana Schultz -- Indicated child abuse and neglect reports : is the investigation process racially biased? / Nancy Rolock and Mark F. Testa -- The effect of risk assessments and their relationship to maltreatment recurrence across races / Christopher Baird -- Effects of a research-based risk assessment on racial/ethnic disproportionality in service provision decisions / Will Johnson -- Factors that predict the decision to place a child in substitute care / Gardenia Harris, Gail Tittle, and John Poertner -- The entry of children from the welfare system into foster care : differences by race / Robert M. George and Bong Joo Lee -- The role of race in foster care placements / Robert B. Hill -- The effect of race on reunification from substitute care in Illinois / Robert M. George and Lucy Mackey-Bilaver -- The role of race in parental reunification / Robert B. Hill -- The changing significance of race and kinship for achieving permanence for foster children / Mark F. Testa.

"Although African Americans constituted 15% of the child population of the United States in 1999, they accounted for 45% of the children in substitute care. In contrast, white children, who constituted 60% of the U.S. population, accounted for only 36% of the children in out-of-home care. In addition, several studies show that children of different ethnic or racial backgrounds receive dissimilar treatment by the child welfare system, but little is known about the appropriateness of the treatment. This compilation of papers critically examines child welfare policy and practice, the causes of child maltreatment, and how each affects the disproportionate representation of African American children in the system."--BOOK JACKET.

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