Community-based child abuse prevention: outcomes associated with a differential response program in California.

@article{Conley2010CommunitybasedCA,
  title={Community-based child abuse prevention: outcomes associated with a differential response program in California.},
  author={Amy Conley and Jill Duerr Berrick},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={282-92}
}
Traditionally, the American child welfare system intervenes in cases of evident and severe maltreatment. Families in need of help, but who have not reached a crisis, are excluded from typical services. Some suggest that if these families were served, few would be rereferred to the child welfare system. California's Differential Response (DR) has three tracks, of which ''Track 1'' targets families screened out of child protective services (CPS) and refers them to agencies that provide voluntary… CONTINUE READING
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