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Evolution of Federal Child Welfare Legislation

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Evolution of Federal Child Welfare Legislation


In this lesson, you learn how federal laws influence and guide child welfare casework.  You review the historic milestones in child welfare policy, especially those  key pieces of federal legislation that are the foundation of the contemporary child welfare system.  And, through various activities, you will connect policy to casework practice.  

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is briefly reviewed in this online lesson. We will give it special emphasis in a later classroom session. Before beginning this lesson, please read  A Brief Legislative History of the Child Welfare System.


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