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September 2000Vol. 1, No. 6Monograph Addresses Training, Education Issues Raised by ASFA

The Children's Bureau has released a new monograph addressing practice, training, and social work education issues related to implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA).

Changing Paradigms of Child Welfare Practice: Responding to Opportunities and Challenges is the product of a June 1999 symposium organized by the Children's Bureau in cooperation with the Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social workers, National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators, and Child Welfare League of America. The symposium and the resulting monograph address:

  • Recent changes in policy brought about or affirmed by ASFA and other Federal legislation and the implications of those policy changes on practice
  • Partnership models that have been developing between social work education programs and child welfare agencies as well as other types of partnerships within communities
  • Ways that university-based and professional development programs are or should be changing in response to new policies, practices, and partnership models.

To obtain a free copy of the 140-page monograph, contact:

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 C St., SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 800-394-3366 or 703-385-7565
Fax: 703-385-3206