ISSUE PAPERS: Family Preservation, Foster Care and Reasonable Efforts

Introduction

1. Foster Care vs. Family Preservation: The Track Record on Safety

2. Foster Care Panics

3. They “Erred on the Side of the Child” — Case Histories

4. Emotional Abuse

5. Who is in “The System”

6. Child Abuse and Poverty

7. Child Welfare and Race

8. The Real Reasons for Child Abuse Deaths

9. The Unreasonable Assault on “Reasonable Efforts”

10. What is “Family Preservation?”

11. Does Family Preservation Work?

12. Financial Incentives

13. Child Welfare and Substance Abuse

14. Family Preservation and Adoption

15. Just Say No to the Orphanage

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