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1 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Module 1B - Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

2 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Differential Response Child Welfare in Illinois - Early Years –Strengths of Settlement Houses Addressed problems that existed within environments/communities Assisted immigrants in adapting to life in America –Strengths of Charity Organizations Addressed problems within the individual Believed individuals possessedBelieved individuals possessed the means to overcome problems Module 1-A; Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

3 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Child Welfare in Illinois - Early Years (Contd) –Settlement Houses responses to People of Color Provided services Developed separate, segregated services Refused to service African Americans –Charity Organizations responses to People of Color Conducted investigations for acts of discrimination against People of Color Trained African American friendly visitors Paternalist and patronizing views of families of color Module 1-A; Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

4 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Mutual Aid –Collective responsibility –Self-development –External community involvement –Interracial cooperation Module 1-A; Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

5 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ What are you willing to do to help end the dissolution of families? Module 1-A; Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

6 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Why DR is needed? Fewer substantiated investigations result in service provision Recurrence of maltreatment Strength-based approach to helping families heal Family-centered (mutual aid) approach to improving outcomes for children and families Promotes community well-being Module 1-A; Historical Perspective of the Pathways Program

7 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/2010 7

8 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Differential Response

9 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/2010 9

10 Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Pathways to Strengthening and Supporting Families Program Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development 3/15/ Differential Response


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