Honors Program


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Spring 5-2018


Roselius, Kaitlin. A Comparison of India and the United States: A Look at Innovative Child Welfare Service Practices. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2018.


Copyright Kaitlin Roselius 2018


Child abuse and neglect are human rights issues on a global level. Violence is not cookie cutter; it comes in many different shapes and sizes. Many countries have started the uncomfortable, but critical, discussion on how best to address this problem which has reached epidemic proportions. Numerous service providers are creating innovative practices to combat the cycle of violence. This paper looks to identify what specific providers are currently doing to mitigate risk for children and families by analyzing the similarities and differences between India and the United States. Data for this research was collected through a variety of sources in the form of detailed handwritten notes, personal journal reflections, and observations. It was then evaluated to answer the proposed research questions. An overview of the various innovative practices of the service provider are discussed, and policy implications are also explored.