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Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Jill Duerr Berrick


There is a profound crisis in the United States’ foster care system according to this book. No state has passed the federally mandated Child and Family Service Review; two-thirds of the state systems have faced class-action lawsuits demanding change; and most tellingly, almost half of all children who enter foster care never go home. The field of child welfare has lost its way and is neglecting its fundamental responsibility to the most vulnerable children and families in America. The family stories this book weaves throughout the chapters provide a backdrop for the statistics presented. Amand ... More

Keywords: foster care, child welfare, reunification, prevention, permanency, adoption, guardianship, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195322620
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Duerr Berrick, author
University of California, Berkeley