Culturally Competent Public Child Welfare Practice

ISBN-10: 0534370551

ISBN-13: 9780534370558

Edition: 1st 2004

Authors: Krishna Samantrai

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This text presents a model of practice that stems from the goodness-of-fit between the child's needs (physical, developmental, social-emotional) and the parent's ability to adequately meet those needs according to the prevailing norms of society. Samantrai integrates policy, human behavior theories, issues in practice, skills of practice, multiculturalism, child abuse and neglect, and she develops and refines these concepts into the skills specifically needed by those working in public child welfare.
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Book details

List price: $158.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Krishna Samantrai is associate professor at Smith College for Social Work. Prior to moving to Smith in 1997, she was professor at California State University, Sacramento, where she developed the practice model presented in this book. She is the author of two previous books, PREVENTION IN CHILD WELFARE: STATES' RESPONSE TO FEDERAL MANDATE (Garland Publishing, 1993) and INTERVIEWING IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Nelson-Hall, 1996, reprinted, 1999; now available from Brooks/Cole). She has also authored several articles on the subject of practice and policy in child welfare.

The Philosophical and Legal Context of Practice
From Parents Patriae to Permanency Planning: The Philosophical and Legal Context of Practice
The Skills of Practice
Introduction to Part Two: The Goodness-of-Fit Model of Practice
Assessment
Investigating the First Report: Assessment in Emergency Response
Maintaining Families: When Risk Exists, But Not Enough to Remove the Child From Home
Reunifying Families: Bringing the Child Back From an Out-of-Home Placement
When there is No Going Back: Finding an Alternate Permanent Family
Intervention
The Organizational Context of Practice
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