Child Protective Services System: Philosophy & Purpose


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Child protective services addresses the needs of those most _____ in our society.

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1. What is the primary purpose of child protective services?

2. What is the purpose of the key practice protocols provided by the Department of Health and Human Services?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on the worksheet/quiz will assess how much you know about the child protective services (CPS) system. Topics you'll be covering include the kind of people that are helped by CPS and the main goal of CPS.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Objective of the key practice protocols provided by the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Core principles of CPS
  • Approach to assessing the resources of the community to assist the needs of at-risk and in-crisis families

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the child protective services (CPS) system, like the main objective of this government department
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of people that are aided by CPS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an approach to assessing a community's resources to help at-risk and in-crisis families and some of the core principles of CPS

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about CPS, you can review the lesson named Child Protective Services System: Philosophy & Purpose. Here are some of the main topics that will be covered:

  • Reasons why it's important to have a CPS in the U.S.
  • The Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Duties of CPS caseworkers
  • Investigations into child neglect