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July 2016Vol. 17, No. 5CW360°: A Comprehensive Look at Child Welfare Reform

The spring 2016 issue of CW360° takes on the broad theme of child welfare reform, ranging from articles on the evolution of policy, practice, funding, and research methods to a variety of personal perspectives from long-time practitioners. The issue highlights innovative practices in the field and a discussion guide to encourage conversation among child welfare agency workers and administrators.

CW360° is published by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota. The spring issue includes the following articles, among many more:

  • "Do Federal Child Maltreatment Laws Effectively Keep Children Safe?"
  • "The Role of Privatization in Child Protection Reform"
  • "Performance-Based Contracting in Child Welfare: Lessons Learned to Date"
  • "Designing Your Front Door: Key Considerations in Child Protective Services Centralized Intake"
  • "A Life's Work: Reflections on Child Welfare Policy and Practice"

This issue is available at