Child Welfare and Family Services Policies and Practice

ISBN-10: 0205571905
ISBN-13: 9780205571901
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Book details

List price: $190.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178

This thorough revision ofChild Welfare and Family Servicesreflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in bothnbsp;family and child services.nbsp; It providesnbsp;a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well asnbsp;in-depthnbsp;information on legal and legislative frameworks.nbsp; nbsp; A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment ofnbsp;foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children.nbsp; In addition, new and updated informationnbsp;covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation,nbsp;federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/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
Rights and Responsibilities
Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Children
Public Policies for Families and Children
Child and Family Services
Race and Ethnicity in Child Welfare
The Organization of Services
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
Internet Sites
References
Government Programs to Support Families and Children
Case Example: Welfare Reform Creates Hard Choices for Mothers
Family Income Security
Nature of Poverty among Children
Public Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Background of the TANF Program
Work and Family Supports
Assessment of Welfare Reform
Supporting Families with Day Care and Child Development Programs
Measuring the Well-Being of America's Children
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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
Internet Sites
References
Child Welfare Principles and Practices
Case Example- The Jones Family
Introduction
Fundamental Principles of Child Welfare Practice
The Casework Process
Basic Tasks in Child Welfare Practice
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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 Caseworker in the Court Process
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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
Types of Child Maltreatment
Consequences of Child Maltreatment
The Practice of Child Protection
Aspects of Community Support and Influence
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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
Internet Sites
References
Foster Care: History, Laws, Policies, and Structure
Why Children Are Placed in Care
Characteristics of Children in Care
Basic Characteristics of Foster Care
Historical Development
Child Welfare Reforms in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Federal Role in Child Welfare
State Role in Child Welfare
Foster Care Placement Options
Professional Issues in Foster Care
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
Internet Sites
References
Foster Care Practice and Issues
Introduction
Concurrent Planning
Working with the Placement Process
Team Decision Making
Working with Parents
Other Permanency Options
Meeting the Needs of Children in Foster Care
Children Requiring Therapeutic Interventions
Children Requiring Intensive Casework Services
Preparing Youth for Independent Living and Aging Out
Supervision in Foster Care
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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 from the Public Child Welfare System
Adoption of Children of Color
Intercountry Adoptions
Trends and Issues
Chapter Summary
For Study and Discussion
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
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
Internet Sites
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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