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Residential Care of ChildrenComparative Perspectives$
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Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001

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Residential Care in the United States of America

Residential Care in the United States of America

Past, Present, and Future

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Residential Care of Children



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This chapter examines the history of U.S. residential care in an attempt to understand the factors that have influenced its development. It describes recent trends in and the current state of residential care, and speculates about its future. The chapter focuses on the use of residential care for children removed from their families due to abuse or neglect.

Keywords:   child care, child services, foster care, out-of-home care, abused children, American welfare state

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