Does Family Preservation Serve a Child's Best Interests?
by Howard Altstein and Ruth G. McRoy
Georgetown University Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-87840-787-3
Library of Congress Classification HV713.A544 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.7

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In this new volume, two distinguished professors of social work debate the question of whether family preservation or adoption serves the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Arguing the merits of keeping families together whenever possible, Ruth G. McRoy examines the background, theory, and effectiveness of family preservation programs. She provides practical recommendations and pays particular attention to the concerns of African American children.

Claiming that there is insufficient evidence that family preservation actually works, Howard Altstein counters that children from truly dysfunctional families should be given the chance for stable lives through adoption rather than left in limbo.


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