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Child Welfare and Child Well-BeingNew Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being$
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Mary Bruce Webb, Kathryn Dowd, Brenda Jones Harden, John Landsverk, and Mark Testa

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.001.0001

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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Initial Child Welfare Experience

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Initial Child Welfare Experience

Exploring Areas of Convergence and Divergence

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Child Welfare and Child Well-Being

Robert M. Ortega

Andrew Grogan-Kaylor

Mary Ruffolo

Jenell Clarke

Rebecca Karb

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This chapter considers the issue of racial disparities in child services. Although much attention has been given to racial and ethnic differences in child welfare service receipt, the chapter looks at each major racial and ethnic group separately. In delineating the special cultural characteristics policy makers and practitioners should keep in mind when planning programs or services for U.S. children, the chapter found an otherwise almost completely unexplored research possibility within the culture and race discourse: within-group comparisons. Although the attention to cross-race comparisons is warranted, it can obscure critical variation within groups.

Keywords:   Ethnic Diversity, racial disparities, child welfare service

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