What Happened?

  title={What Happened?},
  author={Alberta J. Ellett and Leslie Leighninger},
  journal={Journal of Public Child Welfare},
  pages={3 - 34}
ABSTRACT This article presents an overview and historical analysis of child welfare from its inception in the 19th century through the Social Security Act of 1935 and into the present. An argument is made that the historical de-professionalization of child welfare is reflected in changing societal values and resultant legislation framing investments in child welfare, as well as the influence of child welfare on the quality of services to children and families. De-professionalization has… 

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