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9780205360079

Child Welfare and Family Services : Policies and Practice

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    9780205360079

  • ISBN10:

    0205360076

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice, Seventh Edition Susan Whitelaw Downs Wayne State University Ernestine Moore Wayne State University Emily Jean McFadden Grand Valley State University Susan Michaud University of Wisconsin, Madison Lela B. Costin (late) Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in family and child services. Features of the Seventh Edition: Comprehensive coverage of issues including juvenile justice, advocacy, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, federal legislation such as AFSA and TANF, and statistical updates places content and practice methods in a strong legal context. Numerous case studies, suggestions for additional study and further discussions, and internet sites at end of each chapter allow students to further expand interest in and research on each issue. New and updated material on child well-being, child outcome measures, new approaches to ensuring child safety, child welfare in a global context, issues relating to immigrants and refuges, cultural competence such as services to gay/lesbian children and families, and the relationship of substance abuse and domestic violence to child welfare. New ";Discovering U.S. History Online"; pedagogy at the end of each chapter provides a list of suggested Web sites for additional study and research. New information on forensic interviewing and documentation for court in Chapter 6 applies and explains skills that all child welfare practice professionals need for the field. New model combining family continuity and concurrent planning on Chapter 9 helps students understand the relationship between these concepts. New charts, tables, and cases in the text act as handy references to students for everything from federal legislation and juvenile justice to child outcome accountability and advocacy techniques. What reviewers thought of Child Welfare and Family Services: ";I adopted this text because it creates a basis for understanding children and families in the United States, discusses general supportive services, and then approaches the complexity of child welfare....I also find it well researched and comprehensive."; -Martha G. Roditti, San Francisco State University ";I have enjoyed using this text. It has impressed me how thorough each topic is covered...It is a user friendly text and has many case vignettes."; -Monique Busch, Indiana University Special Value Pack Option: You can order this text packaged with a FREE Research Navigator( for the Helping Professions guide, which features a free password for access to an array of online sources. This new Pearson Learning product helps students and instructors find credible and reliable material for research assignments and papers. Use the special order code 0-205-42189-X when you order this text!

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1 An Introduction to Family and Child Services 1(40)
The Changing American Family
3(2)
Problems of Children and Young Persons
5(6)
Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Children
11(4)
Public Policies for Families and Children
15(3)
Child and Family Services
18(5)
Culturally Competent Family and Child Services
23(2)
The Organization of Services
25(5)
Trends and Issues
30(4)
Chapter Summary
34(2)
For Study and Discussion
36(1)
For Additional Study
36(1)
Internet Sites
37(1)
References
38(3)
2 Rights and Responsibilities of Parents Children, and Government 41(36)
Case Example
41(1)
Introduction
42(4)
Rights and Responsibilities of Parents
46(15)
Rights and Responsibilities of Children
61(6)
Rights and Responsibilities of Government
67(5)
Trends and Issues
72(1)
Chapter Summary
73(1)
For Study and Discussion
74(1)
For Additional Study
74(1)
Internet Sites
75(1)
References
75(2)
3 Services to Prevent Maltreatment and Support Families 77(47)
Case Example: Reaching Out to a Family at Risk for Child Maltreatment
78(1)
Need for Preventive and Family Support Services
79(2)
The Many Faces of Family Life
81(4)
Culturally Diverse Families
85(7)
Framework for Preventive and Family Support Services
92(7)
Family Support Services
99(7)
Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents
106(3)
Community Approaches
109(4)
Trends and Issues
113(2)
Chapter Summary
115(1)
For Study and Discussion
116(1)
For Additional Study
117(1)
Internet Sites
117(1)
References
118(6)
4 Supporting Families with Day Care and Child Development Programs 124(34)
Case Example: A Neighborhood Day Care Network
125(1)
Introduction
126(3)
Changing Patterns of Work and Family
129(1)
Sharing the Costs of Care
130(2)
Day Care Regulation
132(2)
Working Parents' Child Care Arrangements
134(1)
Day Care Programs
135(4)
Recent Research on Child Care
139(3)
Sexual Abuse in Day Care
142(1)
Developmental Programs for Families with Young Children
143(3)
Historical Development of Day Care
146(2)
Trends and Issues
148(4)
Chapter Summary
152(1)
For Study and Discussion
153(1)
For Additional Study
153(1)
Internet Sites
153(1)
References
154(4)
5 Family Income Security 158(24)
Case Example: Welfare Reform Creates Hard Choices for Mothers
159(1)
Poverty in the United States
160(5)
Background of the TANF Programs
165(3)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
168(1)
Other Income Programs for Families with Children
169(3)
Assessment of Welfare Reform
172(1)
Welfare Reform and Child Well-Being
173(3)
Trends and Issues
176(1)
Chapter Summary
177(1)
For Study and Discussion
178(1)
For Additional Study
178(1)
Internet Sites
179(1)
References
179(3)
6 Law and Procedure: Court Intervention with Children Youth, and Families 182(39)
Introduction
183(1)
The Juvenile Court Movement
183(6)
The Family Court Movement
189(1)
The Criminal Court Movement
190(1)
The Structure of the Legal System
191(4)
Legal Matters for the Child Welfare System
195(7)
Court Procedures
202(6)
The Role of the Social Worker in the Court Process
208(7)
Trends and Issues
215(1)
Chapter Summary
216(1)
For Study and Discussion
216(1)
For Additional Study
217(1)
Internet Sites
218(1)
References
218(3)
7 Protecting Children from Neglect and Abuse 221(65)
Case Example: A Protective Services Investigation
222(2)
Incidence
224(2)
Aims and Special Attributes of Child Protective Services
226(1)
Historical Development of Protective Services
227(4)
The Definitional Dilemma
231(2)
Reporting Child Maltreatment
233(4)
An Ecological View of Child Maltreatment
237(7)
Consequences of Child Maltreatment
244(1)
Child Neglect
245(5)
Child Abuse
250(3)
Psychological Maltreatment
253(1)
Sexual Abuse of Children
254(7)
The Practice of Child Protection
261(8)
Interviewing in Child Protective Services
269(3)
Aspects of Community Support and Influence
272(1)
Trends and Issues
273(4)
Chapter Summary
277(1)
For Study and Discussion
278(1)
For Additional Study
279
Internet Sites
219(61)
References
280(6)
8 Family Preservation Services 286(33)
Case Example: Using Intensive Family-Based Services to Prevent Placement
287(1)
Controversy Concerning Family Preservation Philosophy and Services
287(2)
Characteristics of Family Preservation Services
289(2)
Programs That Prevent Placement and Preserve Families
291(4)
The Practice of Family-Based Services
295(5)
Other Approaches That Help High-Risk Families
300(1)
Evaluation of Family Preservation Programs
301(2)
Kinship Care as Family Preservation
303(9)
Trends and Issues
312(1)
Chapter Summary
313(1)
For Study and Discussion
314(1)
For Additional Study
314(1)
Internet Sites
315(1)
References
315(4)
9 Foster Care for Children and Their Families 319(45)
Case Example: Concurrent Planning in Foster Care
321(2)
Basic Characteristics of Foster Care
323(1)
Historical Development
324(3)
Twentieth-Century Child Welfare Reforms
327(2)
Why Children Are Placed in Care
329(2)
Characteristics of Children in Care
331(1)
Working with the Placement Process
332(3)
Meeting the Needs of Children in Foster Care
335(2)
Family Reunification
337(6)
Permanency Planning
343(1)
Types of Foster Care
344(7)
Professional Issues in Foster Care
351(2)
Trends and Issues
353(1)
Chapter Summary
354(1)
For Study and Discussion
355(1)
For Additional Study
355(1)
Internet Sites
356(1)
References
356(8)
10 Families by Adoption 364(45)
Case Example: Helping an Older Child Use Adoption
365(1)
The Changing World of Adoption
366(2)
Historical Development
368(3)
Some Adoption Facts and Patterns
371(1)
Underlying Principles of the Agency Adoptive Process
372(1)
The Experience of Adoption
373(4)
The Legal Framework for Adoption
377(2)
Postadoption Services
379(6)
Adoption of Children with Special Needs
385(4)
Adoption of Children of Color
389(5)
Intercountry Adoptions
394(4)
Trends and Issues
398(2)
Chapter Summary
400(2)
For Study and Discussion
402(1)
For Additional Study
402(1)
Internet Sites
403(1)
References
403(6)
11 Juvenile Delinquents: The Community's Dilemma 409(28)
Case Example
409(2)
Juvenile Offender Categories
411(1)
Scope of the Problem
412(2)
Historical Development of Juvenile Delinquency Services
414(4)
Risk Factors for Delinquency
418(1)
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Strategies
419(6)
The Female Juvenile Offender
425(3)
Trends and Issues
428(4)
Chapter Summary
432(1)
For Study and Discussion
433(1)
For Additional Study
433(1)
Internet Sites
434(1)
References
435(2)
12 Professional Responsibilities: Ethics and Advocacy 437(42)
Case Example: Balancing Client Advocacy and Ethical Requirements
437(3)
Professional Responsibility
440(8)
Special Issues in Child Welfare Practice
448(3)
Child Advocacy
451(22)
Trends and Issues
473(1)
Chapter Summary
474(1)
For Study and Discussion
474(1)
For Additional Study
475(1)
Internet Sites
476(1)
References
477(2)
Name Index 479(6)
Subject Index 485

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