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Working with Families

  • Sana Loue
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Abstract

The legal definition of family is particularly important in situations involving adoption, custody, and decision making with respect to children. This chapter provides an overview of the legal evolution of the concept of family. The roles of the social worker as witness, advocate, or evaluator in the context of divorce, adoption, and custody proceedings are examined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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