Exploring Child Welfare A Practice Perspective

ISBN-10: 0205223486
ISBN-13: 9780205223480
Edition: 6th 2013
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Description: A comprehensive view of the field of child welfare This text provides a comprehensive view of the field of child welfare, including the services offered and their rationale for the best interests of the child.  It takes a practice perspective  More...

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List price: $177.87
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/20/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

A comprehensive view of the field of child welfare This text provides a comprehensive view of the field of child welfare, including the services offered and their rationale for the best interests of the child.  It takes a practice perspective important for future professionals. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, students will be able to:Consider the full range of services available for children and familiesSee how services can be viewed from the perspective of supplementing family life, supporting family life, or substituting for family lifeUnderstand how students might be impacted by the various servicesImagine how they might use their own personal talents as future child welfare workersNote:MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223486 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223480

Children: Our Most Important Resource
the Changing Family
Children and Poverty
the Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children
Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families
Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children
Counseling for Families and Children
Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect
Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child's Best Interests
Court Services on Behalf of Children
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting
Children in Family Foster Care
the Adoption of Children
Children in Residential Settings
Our Children's Future
Children: Our Most Important Resource
A Brief History of Child Welfare
Providing Services for Children Today
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
The Changing Family
The Responsibilities and Rights of the Family
The Setting for Today's Family
Profile of Today's Family
Types of Families
The Emotional Climate of Families
The Impact of Culture on Families
The Family Life Cycle
Stresses on Families
When Families Need Help
Trends
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Children and Poverty by Judy A. Noel and Dee L. Whyte
Characteristics of Poor Children
Poverty Defined
Why Children Live in Poverty
Consequences of Growing Up in Poverty
Recent Efforts to Fight Poverty
The Economics of Poverty
Reducing Child Poverty
An Important Footnote
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children
Children in a Culture of Violence
Children and Substance Abuse
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families
Background
Understanding the Military Culture as it Impacts the Military Family
The Military Family
Working with Military Families
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children by Laura M. Garofoli
Where the Children Are: Evolving Philosophies and Changing Policies
From Past to Present
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Counseling for Families and Children by Lloyd T. Williams and Cynthia
Crosson-Tower
What Is Counseling?
When a Family Might Seek Counseling
Attitudes about Receiving Counseling
Changing Attitudes about Counseling
Types of Counseling
The Counseling Process
The Experience of Counseling
Trends in Counseling Services
Ethical Considerations in Counseling
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect
Historical View
Maltreatment Defined
Reporting Child Maltreatment
Court Intervention in Protective Cases
The Role of the Protective Services Worker
Future of Protective Services
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child's Best Interests by Lynne Kellner and Cynthia Crosson-Tower
Brief History of Family-Based Services
Assessing the Effectiveness of Family Based Services
Family Preservation Workers
Preserve the Family or Place the Child?
Shaping the Future of Family-Based Services
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Court Services on Behalf of Children by Judy A. Noel
Historical Perspective
Situations Warranting Juvenile Court Intervention
Factors Influencing Court Intervention
The Rights of Juveniles
Juvenile Court Processes and Procedures
The Role of the Social Worker and the Court
Consumer Perspective
Alternative Approaches to Court Intervention
Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
Trends
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting by Lynne Kellner
Definition of Terms
Historical Perspective
Through the Eyes of Society: Myths Revisited
Demographics
Risk
How Teens Make Decisions about Fertility and Childrearing
Fathers
A Teen's View
Services: Primary Prevention
Services: Secondary Prevention
Shaping the Future of Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Children in Family Foster Care
History of Family Foster Care
The Nature of Foster Care Today
Foster Parents
Birth Parents with Children in Foster Care
Children in Foster Care
The Role of the Foster Care Social Worker
The Future of Foster Care
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
The Adoption of Children
The History of Adoption
Definitions and Assumptions
Issues in Adoption Today
Adoptive Participants
The Adoptive Process
The Role of the Adoption Worker
The Search
Trends
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Children in Residential Settings
Historical Perspective
Assumptions about Residential Care
Types of Residential Settings
Children in Residential Settings
Life in a Residential Setting
Working with Families of Children in Residential Care
The Role of Staff in a Residential Setting
Termination
Problems within Residential Settings
Problems for Residential Centers within the Community
Trends
Summary
Exploration Questions
References
Our Children's Future
What Is in Our Children's Future?
Preparing Those Who Help Children
Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century
Summary
Exploration Questions
References

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