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Note: This is part of the Improving America's Schools Act
Note: See P.L. 104-188 sec. 1808  [Removal of Barriers to Interethnic Adoption]

42 USC 677: John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence ProgramChafee Foster Care Independence Program
Text contains those laws in effect on May 2, 2017

From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 7-SOCIAL SECURITYSUBCHAPTER IV-GRANTS TO STATES FOR AID AND SERVICES TO NEEDY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND FOR CHILD-WELFARE SERVICESPart E-Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance

 


 

Child Welfare Law Assignment

  1.  Summarize the policy

 

  1. State the name of the law
  2. State what the law is enacted to accomplish, i.e., its purpose/s
  3. State the people, organizations, and conditions/situations covered by the law
  4. State the behaviors or actions required, permitted, and/or prohibited.
  5. State the consequence(s), if any, enumerated in the law for behavior that does not conform to the law's expectations/requirements.
  6. Summarize the requirements of any administrative rules promulgated to implement the law.
  1. What social problem(s) prompted the development of the policy?
     
  2. How is the policy implemented in practice?

What programs exist in our area (Plymouth & New Hampshire) which meets the legal requirements of this policy/law? What services/practices do they offer, which meet the needs and requirements of the law/policy?

  1. Are the actual practices consistent with the intent of the policy?

Ask and answer this question: Will/does this practice approach result in accomplishing the objectives of the policy?

  1.  Does social work research support your state's policies and practices?

Read and cite in your discussion at least two peer reviewed/journal articles from social work journals related to the effective policies and practices for the problem presented.

  1.  What are your recommendations to strengthen your state's policies or practices so that they better achieve the Federal intent?

Make sure you cite research references to support your recommendations.