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Children Grow Better in Families. This was the slogan on a 1984 poster developed by the Children's Bureau to emphasize the benefits of adoption -- not only to a waiting child, but to the adoptive home itself through the enrichment the new member brings to the existing family system. The slogan rings true for all types of families -- not only those restructured through adoption or remarriage, but those that are formed in more conventional ways. The child welfare system today is heavily invested in family preservation and the philosophy of permanency for children who have been placed outside their own homes.
Social work with youth, Youth -- Mental health services, Young adults -- Mental health services, Social work with children
Social Policy | Social Welfare | Social Work
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Portland State University. Regional Research Institute, "Focal Point, Volume 04 Number 02" (1990). Focal Point. 10.