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Reducing Re-referral in Unsubstantiated Child Protective Services Cases: Research To Practice
This paper identifies strategies to reduce re-referrals in unsubstantiated child protective services (CPS) cases. Based on the findings of three Children's Bureau funded research grants on unsubstantiated CPS cases, it summarizes the studies' key findings regarding factors influencing CPS decision-making and implications for practice including suggestions for assessing risk more effectively and creative ways to provide services to at-risk families in unsubstantiated cases.
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Acknowledgment(s): This document was made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the researchers.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2003). Reducing re-referral in unsubstantiated child protective services cases: Research to practice. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
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