The Role of Emergency Care as a Child Welfare ServiceBy:
Emily Joyce Oakes
Researchers focus on the three primary types of emergency care services for children and youth who enter foster care: emergency shelters, emergency family foster care, and receiving centers. The report presents the findings of a small qualitative study and a series of interviews with child welfare professionals. Readers can learn about emergency care from communities that have altered or attempted to alter their placement practices for children and youth entering the foster care system. Case studies on three communities that have worked to change their placement practices and implement family foster care are also included. The Role of Emergency Care as a Child Welfare Service sets forth guiding principles and recommendations for quality placements for children and youth in foster care.
CWLA Stock Number: 0272
Publication Date: 2005