OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Special Feature The nations child welfare system continues to face the challenge of adequately responding to the multitude of difficulties faced by children and their families. Larger caseloads, insufficient resources, and greater scrutiny of service delivery systems outcomes have prompted the federal government to help states find ways to be more responsive and effective. Part of the federal governments response came from the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997. Among its provisions, ASFA increased the . . .
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