Alternative responses to child protective services: emerging issues and concerns.

@article{English2000AlternativeRT,
  title={Alternative responses to child protective services: emerging issues and concerns.},
  author={Diana J. English and T Wingard and Denise Marshall and Matthew Orme and A Orme},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={375-88}
}
PROBLEM Increased calls to "do something" about child protective services (CPS) have resulted in proposals or new "paradigms" for services to at-risk or abusive families. These new paradigms call for the reform or revamping of CPS through the development of a community-based alternative response to some reports of child abuse and/or neglect. METHOD This article reports on outcomes for 1,263 "low" risk CPS referrals diverted to a community-based alternative response system. Data on child… CONTINUE READING