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Feature Issue on Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System
Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota Volume 19 Number 1 Fall/Winter 2005/06
From the Editors
When children with disabilities and their families become involved with the child welfare system – with child protective services and/or permanency services – there is often a steep learning curve for the system as to how to best serve them. As complex as the needs are of any child removed from his or her family because of abuse or neglect, or because the family is unable to continue caring for the child, the needs of children with disabilities are even more complicated because they involve multiple systems – the disability services and child welfare services systems. These two systems don’t necessarily communicate with each other in a way that supports their work on behalf of children with disabilities who have been removed from their family home or who are at risk for such removal, and they may not have adequate access to expertise in one another’s areas of focus. In this Impact issue, we examine the presence and needs of children with disabilities who are in the child welfare system, barriers to be addressed by the two systems and those who work in them, and strategies for moving forward in better meeting the needs of such children and their families.
A Need for Shared Expertise (sidebar)
Family Support Strategies (sidebar)
Program and Personal Profiles
Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord
Traci LaLiberte Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Elizabeth Lightfoot School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- Amy Hewitt
- Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Impact is published quarterly by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0579 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grant #H133B031116 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education.The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, College, University, or their funding sources.
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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/191/default.html). Citation: Gaylord, V., LaLiberte, T., Lightfoot, E. & Hewitt, A. (Eds.). (2006). Impact: Feature Issue on Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System 19(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.]
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