Family preservation vs. child placement

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For this discussion you will need to watch the following video and complete the reading assignment from the textbook.

PennStatePublicBroadcasting. (2011). Telling Amy’s Story. [Video File]. Retrieved from

Review the following Telling Amy’s Story PDF below for a transcript of this video.

  • Share your position on Family Preservation vs. Child Placement. Discuss the pros and cons of each option.
  • Now apply what you have learned to Amy’s case. What would have been the best option for her family? Please explain your answer.
  • Discuss the role the Juvenile Court could have played if allegations of emotional neglect due to domestic violence were reported.
  • As you respond to your classmates, consider their suggestions for the best option for her family. Was there a suggestion that you did not consider? Explain.
  • Identify resources in your community that you would suggest to her family.

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School: Boston College




Telling Amy’s Story: Child Placement vs. Family Preservation



Telling Amy’s story: Child placement vs. family preservation
Family preservation and child placement differ significantly. While the outcomes of
these two approaches differ from one another, each of these has its pros and cons to both the
family and the child. However, the protection of the child should be paramount and should
come ahead of family preservation. It has been argued that family preservation has some pros
over child placement in that it helps create cohesion. In this regard, Lindsey (1994) argues
that “risk with inappropriate removal of a child … may tear apart a family unnecessarily” (p.
279). In fact, this is supported by Wildeman and Waldfogel (2014) by arguing that children
play a significant role in holding the family tog...

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