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Published: 30 March 2017

200 Pages


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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