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Primers on Social Service Programs Available


The California Center for Research on Women and Families offers two primers on two key California social service programs: child welfare and CalWorks.

  • Understanding CalWORKs: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers (2nd edition) reviews the major laws, programs and financing mechanisms for California’s welfare program, as well as issues confronting practitioners and policymakers.
  • Understanding the Child Welfare System in California: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers provides an overview of the public institutions, laws, funding streams, and issues relating to California’s child welfare system.

See box at right for links to each publication.

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