A Functional Approach to Reorganizing Family and Child Welfare Interventions

Document Type



This paper considers the issues involved in the transformation of the public child welfare system to a family preservation system. An examination of the family preservation and family support movements reveals their potential to influence this change. In proposing a functional reorganization of family welfare interventions, this paper looks beyond the present system to include other categories of service delivery.


Social Work

Publisher Citation

Pelton, L.H. (1992). A functional approach to reorganizing family and child welfare interventions. Children and Youth Services Review, 14(3/4), 289-303.