Supporting the Child Welfare Workforce to Reduce Child Maltreatment

Roxana Torrico Meruvia, MSW

Child Welfare, Violence

Practice Perspectives


Child maltreatment is a critical and complex issue – for families and the systems that serve them. Child abuse and neglect can occur within families of any community or economic, religious, racial and ethnic background however, some factors put children at an increased risk of harm. Whereas the abuse and neglect of some children may go unnoticed, other children come to the attention of the child welfare system. Across the country, child welfare workers in these systems work diligently to keep children safe and preserve family units.

Members Only

Members only content keeps NASW Members current with the latest practice information and social work trends.

Join NASW Today

About Practice Perspectives

NASW Practice Perspectives are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.

View all Practice Tools
National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE • Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
NASW Member Services 800-742-4089 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET or
©2017 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
  • Update Your Profile in the Member Center
  • Login