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Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts
Serves as a quick guide to the general types of court hearings that family members may experience when they are involved with the child welfare system. The factsheet traces the steps of a child welfare case through the court system and includes information on who should attend hearings, State child welfare laws, sample questions a family member might ask a child welfare worker about court hearings, and resources for helping children or youth prepare for court hearings.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Understanding child welfare and the courts. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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