Discussion Questions

  1. Who are the mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect?
  2. How does race as a factor lead to differences in the provision of services to families that seek treatment? Discuss key issues such as substantiation of cases, kinship care, family reunification, and permanency of placement.
  3. How can implicit bias lead to disproportionality in the child protective services?
  4. The authors note that many child welfare workers are not trained social workers. Discuss the aspects of social work training that could be beneficial to child welfare workers.