Church Agencies: Caring for Children and Families in Crisis
In recent years, church-related agencies providing child welfare services have been swept along in dramatic social and professional movements that have affected both the child welfare field and sponsoring church denominations. Church Agencies covers the unique separate and blended histories of churches and child welfare agencies. It advocates for more meaningful involvement by the church ministry in child welfare affiliates and makes valuable suggestions for improving programs and services.
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