The purpose of this study was to analysis the federal policy, the Multi-ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) of 1994 and amended in 1996. The priority of the MEPA was to eliminate discriminatory barriers preventing permanency for children of color in the child welfare system.
Children of color in the child welfare system are overrepresented and languish in foster care for long periods of time awaiting permanency. Public social welfare agencies and policy must be created and implemented to address the special needs of oppressed cultural groups by affirming and ensuring equity throughout child welfare agencies.
Ensuring equity and advocacy for marginalized individuals is critical to social work practice and policy. Social Workers are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and promotion of permanency for children and families.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
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