2002 Jordan Institute
7, No. 4
of Multiple Response
- Families may be more willing
to engage with workers and other community resources.
- Children will be as safe
or safer than with the current approach, since families will be more
likely to accept and receive the services and support they need.
- Workers will have an alternative
to the investigatory approach that will give them more opportunity to
teach and support families, thereby addressing the root causes of maltreatment.
- The child welfare system
may do a better job preventing abuse and neglect and therefore come
to be seen by families as a partner and friendly resource. With these
changes, worker turnover may be reduced.