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Message ID: 10070
Date: 2016-11-09

Author:Edward Opton

Subject:Re: Size of child welfare/child protection work force

You may want to watch out for a confounding factor: workers who work for multiple agencies. I know of at least one caseworker who, when he and I Iast corresponded, was employed part-time by each of two "foster family home" agencies, i.e., privately operated "nonprofits" (in theory) that contract with county child welfare agencies to recruit and supervise foster families. Working part-time for each agency, his total hours and earnings were more than 1.0 of full-time work. He told me that his work pattern was not unusual. In this state, most foster care is contracted out to such agencies. Edward Opton On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:47 AM, wrote: > Is anyone aware of an estimate of the number of professionals working in > child maltreatment? The annual NCANDS reports provide the number of people > working in public child protection, so I am looking for estimates from law > enforcement, mental health, family court, medicine and other allied > professions. > > Thank you! > > > > Janet F. Rosenzweig PhD, MPA -- ------------------------------------------- Edward Opton (Pronouns: he / him / his) PsychDrugs Action National Center for Youth Law 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 899-6583 Fax: (510) 835-8099

You may want to watch out for a confounding factor: workers who work for multiple agencies. I know of at least one caseworker who, when he and I Iast corresponded, was employed part-time by each of two "foster family home" agencies, i.e., privately operated "nonprofits" (in theory) that contract with county child welfare agencies to recruit and supervise foster families. Working part-time for each agency, his total hours and earnings were more than 1.0 of full-time work. He told me that his work pattern was not unusual. In this state, most foster care is contracted out to such agencies. Edward Opton On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:47 AM, wrote: > Is anyone aware of an estimate of the number of professionals working in > child maltreatment? The annual NCANDS reports provide the number of people > working in public child protection, so I am looking for estimates from law > enforcement, mental health, family court, medicine and other allied > professions. > > Thank you! > > > > Janet F. Rosenzweig PhD, MPA -- ------------------------------------------- Edward Opton (Pronouns: he / him / his) PsychDrugs Action National Center for Youth Law 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 899-6583 Fax: (510) 835-8099