Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Child Welfare


Summary: The importance of interdisciplinary practices for child welfare is highlighted by the failures of child welfare systems in the U.S. The complexity of child welfare supports the need for interdisciplinary practices to avoid missed opportunities to prevent child maltreatment.


Application: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, The University of South Dakota and The Children’s Advocacy Center of Mississippi have initiatives demonstrating the power of interdisciplinary collaboration in child welfare.


Source: Center for the Advanced Studies in Child Welfare


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