Child Welfare and Family Services Policies and Practice

ISBN-10: 0205360076
ISBN-13: 9780205360079
Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $105.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in family and child services. This comprehensive introduction to child and family policy and practice provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions with an expanded treatment of the legal framework. New and updated information includes child outcome measures and safety along with forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, and federal legislation. Other topics include child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective and preventive services, day care and child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.

Preface
An Introduction to Family and Child Services
The Changing American Family
Problems of Children and Young Persons
Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Children
Public Policies for Families and Children
Child and Family Services
Culturally Competent Family and Child Services
The Organization of Services
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, and Government
Case Example
Introduction
Rights and Responsibilities of Parents
Rights and Responsibilities of Children
Rights and Responsibilities of Government
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Services to Prevent Maltreatment and Support Families
Case Example: Reaching Out to a Family at Risk for Child Maltreatment
Need for Preventive and Family Support Services
The Many Faces of Family Life
Culturally Diverse Families
Framework for Preventive and Family Support Services
Family Support Services
Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents
Community Approaches
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Supporting Families with Day Care and Child Development Programs
Case Example: A Neighborhood Day Care Network
Introduction
Changing Patterns of Work and Family
Sharing the Costs of Care
Day Care Regulation
Working Parents' Child Care Arrangements
Day Care Programs
Recent Research on Child Care
Sexual Abuse in Day Care
Developmental Programs for Families with Young Children
Historical Development of Day Care
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Family Income Security
Case Example: Welfare Reform Creates Hard Choices for Mothers
Poverty in the United States
Background of the TANF Programs
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Other Income Programs for Families with Children
Assessment of Welfare Reform
Welfare Reform and Child Well-Being
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Law and Procedure: Court Intervention with Children, Youth, and Families
Introduction
The Juvenile Court Movement
The Family Court Movement
The Criminal Court Movement
The Structure of the Legal System
Legal Matters for the Child Welfare System
Court Procedures
The Role of the Social Worker in the Court Process
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Protecting Children from Neglect and Abuse
Case Example: A Protective Services Investigation
Incidence
Aims and Special Attributes of Child Protective Services
Historical Development of Protective Services
The Definitional Dilemma
Reporting Child Maltreatment
An Ecological View of Child Maltreatment
Consequences of Child Maltreatment
Child Neglect
Child Abuse
Psychological Maltreatment
Sexual Abuse of Children
The Practice of Child Protection
Interviewing in Child Protective Services
Aspects of Community Support and Influence
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Family Preservation Services
Case Example: Using Intensive Family-Based Services to Prevent Placement
Controversy Concerning Family Preservation Philosophy and Services
Characteristics of Family Preservation Services
Programs That Prevent Placement and Preserve Families
The Practice of Family-Based Services
Other Approaches That Help High-Risk Families
Evaluation of Family Preservation Programs
Kinship Care as Family Preservation
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Foster Care for Children and Their Families
Case Example: Concurrent Planning in Foster Care
Basic Characteristics of Foster Care
Historical Development
Twentieth-Century Child Welfare Reforms
Why Children Are Placed in Care
Characteristics of Children in Care
Working with the Placement Process
Meeting the Needs of Children in Foster Care
Family Reunification
Permanency Planning
Types of Foster Care
Professional Issues in Foster Care
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Families by Adoption
Case Example: Helping an Older Child Use Adoption
The Changing World of Adoption
Historical Development
Some Adoption Facts and Patterns
Underlying Principles of the Agency Adoptive Process
The Experience of Adoption
The Legal Framework for Adoption
Postadoption Services
Adoption of Children with Special Needs
Adoption of Children of Color
Intercountry Adoptions
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Juvenile Delinquents: The Community's Dilemma
Case Example
Juvenile Offender Categories
Scope of the Problem
Historical Development of Juvenile Delinquency Services
Risk Factors for Delinquency
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Female Juvenile Offender
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Professional Responsibilities: Ethics and Advocacy
Case Example: Balancing Client Advocacy and Ethical Requirements
Professional Responsibility
Special Issues in Child Welfare Practice
Child Advocacy
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
For Additional Study
Internet Sites
References
Name Index

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