Elizabeth Bartholet

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This commentary argues that the Multiethnic Placement Act, designed to combat common cultural stereotypes, provides clear guidance to state child welfare agencies and the mental health professionals that serve them, eliminating any regular consideration of race in the foster and adoptive placement of children. Given recent enforcement action by the U.S.(More)
Differential Response represents the most important child welfare initiative of the day, with Differential Response programs rapidly expanding throughout the country. It is designed to radically change our child welfare system, diverting the great majority of Child Protective Services cases to an entirely voluntary system. This Article describes the serious(More)
Martin Guggenheim’s book review of Nobody’s Children affirms his faith in family preservation and, not surprisingly, condemns my book, which he describes as “an unprecedented and extremely radical critique of child welfare practice.”1 Unfortunately, Guggenheim’s hostility to my basic message apparently blinded him to what the book actually says in spelling(More)
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