Social Services

Child Welfare Related


Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings in North Carolina, by Sara DePasquale and Jan S. Simmons (2019 ed) by the UNC School of Government

  • This fourteen-chapter manual explains and presents laws, cases, concepts, and practical situations related to juvenile law proceedings and is a good starting point to understand and research stages of proceedings and specific topics.

Fathers and Paternity: Applying the Law in North Carolina Child Welfare Cases, by Sara DePasquale (2016)

Disclosing Protective Services Information:  A Guide for North Carolina Social Services Agencies, by Aimee N. Wall (2015)

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina by Janet Mason (2013) with Supplemental Chapter 13a Suspected Child Maltreatment Occurring in a Child Care Facility by Sara DePasquale (2016)

Primer with Flowchart



Human Trafficking of Minors and Young Adults: What Local Governments Need to Know (Dec. 2019) - a Public Management Bulletin coauthord by Margaret Henderson, Sara DePasquale, Nancy Hagan, and Christy Croft

Delinquency and DSS Custody without Abuse, Neglect, or Dependency: How Does That Work? by Sara DePasquale and Jacquelyn Greene (June 2019)

Childhood Immunizations and the Role of a County Department of Social Services by Sara DePasquale (January 2015)

2013 Legislation Affecting Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights by Sara DePasquale (Nov. 2013) 

Drafting Good Court Orders in Juvenile Cases by Janet Mason (2013)

Evidence Issues in Criminal Cases Involving Child Victims and Child Witnesses by Jessica Smith (December 2008)



Topics - Local and State Government