Date of Award

5-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work Policy Planning and Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Susan Kossak

Abstract

This study examines the impact of parental metharnphetmline use on the child welfare system in Cobb County Department of Family and Children Services. This study was based on the prenlise that methmnphetamine is contributing to mi increase in the number of children entering the child welfare system in large numbers. Data was gathered and analyzed from surveys completed by case managers in the Plepartment of Family and Children Services in Cobb County, Georgia.

Findings from the study revealed that of the thirty participants, ninety-three percent agreed that parental methamphetamine use is impacting the child welfare system greatly. The conclusions drawn from the finding suggest that additional research and services are needed in child welfare systems to assist the parents in successful recovery and lessen the burden on the system.

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