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Child Welfare Glossary

Like every field and industry, Child welfare has developed its own vocabulary and acronyms. This Child welfare glossary of important words related to Child welfare and Child well-being will provide practical definitions and link to news articles and reports to provide real-world examples of the practices the Child welfare words describe.


“Dwelling” or “Dwellers”

Hoteling, “Hotelling“, “Temporary Lodging

“Ombudsman”

“Out of State Placement” or “OOS”

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