Child Welfare Challenge Policy, Practice and Research
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Description: Within a historical and contemporary context, this bookexamines major policy practice and research issues asthey jointly shape child welfare practice and its future.In addition to describing the major problems facing thefield, the book highlights service innovations that havebeen developed in recent years. The resulting picture isencouraging, especially if certain major program reformsare implemented and agencies are able to concentrateresources in a focused manner.The volume emphasizes families and children whoseprimary recourse to services has been through publiclyfunded child welfare agencies. The book considers historicalareas of service-foster care and adoptions, in-home family-centeredservices, child-protective services, and residentialservices-where social work has an important role. Authorsaddress the many fields of practice in which child and familyservices are provided or that involve substantial numbers ofsocial work programs, such as services to adolescent parents,child mental health, education, and juvenile justice agencies.This new edition will continue to serve as a fundamentalintroduction for new practitioners, as well as summaryof recent developments for experienced practitioners.
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 9/17/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Purpose and Goals of Child Welfare|
|Key Child Welfare Legislation and Other Policies|
|A Conceptual Framework for Child and Family-Centered Services|
|Economic Security for Families with Children|
|Child Maltreatment Types, Rates, and Reporting Procedures|
|Child Protective Services|
|Family Foster Care|
|Family Reunification and Kinship Care|
|Transition and Independent Living Services|
|Adoption and Adoption Services|
|Residential Group Care and Intensive Treatment Alternatives|
|Organizational Requisites and Challenges to Effective Child Welfare Services|