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Travels in the Trench Between 
Child Welfare Theory and Practice

by George Thomas

Presented online in collaboration with the author and Haworth Press by The Child Abuse Prevention Network


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George Thomas

Athens, GA

1997




Table of Contents

We will add a new entry for each installment of this book. You can always come back here to review earlier installments or to go on to a new installment.

  • CURRENT INSTALLMENT
  • Installment One  Shows how the history of child welfare since World War Two has led to an approach that puts "process before people."
  • Installment Two  Takes the reader through the issues that have led to the current patterns of child welfare reform. (And completes Chapter One.)
  • Installment Three  Puts the concepts of "charity and justice" into the context of a system the author describes as "the bureaucratic-professional complex" -- a social work equivalent of the "military-industrial complex."
  • Installment Four (the Current Installment)  Establishes how the "B/P Complex" functions to operate a "structuralist" approach to child welfare, one that puts "process before people." A result of this strategy is a continuous growth in the size of the child welfare system, and ever-expanding boundaries in the system of care.

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    [Haworth co-indexing entry note]: Thomas, George. Co-published simultaneously in Child & Youth Services (The Haworth Press, Inc.) Vol. 17, No. 1/2, 1994, and: Travels in the Trench Between Child Welfare Theory and Practice: A Case Study of Failed Promises and Prospects for Renewal (George Thomas) The Haworth Press, Inc., 1994, pp. xxiii-xxiv. Multiple copies of this article/chapter may be purchased from The Haworth Document Delivery Center [1-800-3-HAWORTH; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)]. © 1994 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.