The APSAC Alert is a digital publication of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Its purpose is to provide a brief summary of a critical body of empirical research directly informing multidisciplinary
child abuse practice, including professionals who work in mental health, social service, health, and the law.
This library contains Alerts dating back to 2010. Many issues of the APSAC Alert are available in Spanish.
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2015 SummerEvidence-Based Service Planning for Child Welfare
Do families in the child welfare system (CWS) with more problems need more services? Are all psychosocial services in the community the same, with regard to quality and effectiveness? When are families considered “successful” in completing services for resolution of CWS involvement? These are some of the common questions and challenges posed daily by professionals who are involved in responding to families in the child welfare system (CWS) and constructing “service plans,” or working documents, that prescribe a service or set of services that guides CWS intervention into families’ lives.