Social Work practice settings are so diversified that different perspectives inevitably develop among practitioners. These may undermine collaborative efforts between agencies. Child care services afford an example of a field requiring diversified agency settings and therefore vulnerable to development of contrasting perspectives. Some of the sources of an "institutional perspective" and of a "community perspective" are identified, as well as problems originating in lack of a shared perspective. Proposals for overcoming these problems and promoting integration of services comprises the final section of the paper.
Berliner, Arthur K.
"Integrating Child Care Services: Overcoming Structural Obstacles to Collaboration of Institutional and Community Agency Staffs,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 6
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol6/iss3/10