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Published: 01 March 2017

200 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190618018

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Out of Harm's Way

Creating an Effective Child Welfare System

Richard Gelles

  • Identifies four fundamental issues in the child welfare system, and gives clear solutions - an approach that is likely to be controversial as there are deeply held views on both sides of each issue.
  • Employs unique approach to identify each problem's center and then leverage it to effect a positive change without requiring a complete systemic overhaul.
  • Written as a broader follow up to the author's previous book, The Book of David (Basic Books, 1996), which was cited as a deciding factor in the passage of The Adoption and Safe Families Act in 1997.

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