Past, present, and future roles of child protective services.

  title={Past, present, and future roles of child protective services.},
  author={Professor Aart Schene},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={8 1},
Contemporary social issues typically spring from historical roots, and, as this article points out, that is particularly true of the effort to find a balanced, fair, and helpful way of responding to child abuse and neglect. This article examines how today's child protective services system evolved from a past of almshouses, orphan trains, anticruelty societies, and legislation establishing the protection of children as a government function. The author finds that the history of child protection… CONTINUE READING