Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

The secret reason child-welfare agencies fail – Ortner Faculty Fellow Richard Gelles
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In an interview with the New York Post, Professor Richard J. Gelles says child welfare workers are ill-prepared for the work they must do.


Gelles asserts that the fatal scourge of child maltreatment has a tragic enabler: the ethical code of professional social workers. For his suggestions about what is needed, see “Social Justice at Children’s Expense” published in the Pennsylvania Gazette.

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