During the last two decades, the extended family has been rediscovered as a viable and meaningful resource for nurturing and protecting children. The purpose of this article is to provide an historical context for involving the extended family in child welfare cases and to identify key factors influencing that involvement.
Walton, Elaine; Roby, Jini; Sullivan, Richard; and Frandsen, Amy
"The Extended Family: Reviewing an Invaluable Resource,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol7/iss1/10