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Economically Disconnected Families and The Child Welfare System: Understanding the Link Between Poverty and Parent Engagement

August 27, 2011 Comments off

Economically Disconnected Families and The Child Welfare System: Understanding the Link Between Poverty and Parent Engagement (PDF)
Source: Partners for Our Children

Key Messages
+ About 20% of child-welfare involved parents report being disconnected from employment and benefit income. These parents report greater unmet needs for many types of assistance, including housing and medical care.

+ Coordination between economic services and child welfare presents an important opportunity to meet the most pressing needs of very vulnerable families.