Child Welfare and Family Services Policies and Practice

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-27
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This thorough revision ofChild Welfare and Family Servicesreflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children. In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, 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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
An Introduction to Family and Child Servicesp. 1
The Changing American Familyp. 3
Problems of Children and Young Personsp. 4
Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 7
Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Childrenp. 12
Public Policies for Families and Childrenp. 17
Child and Family Servicesp. 19
Race and Ethnicity in Child Welfarep. 22
The Organization of Servicesp. 23
Trends and Issuesp. 27
Chapter Summaryp. 31
For Study and Discussionp. 32
Internet Sitesp. 32
Referencesp. 33
Government Programs to Support Families and Childrenp. 37
Case Example: Welfare Reform Creates Hard Choices for Mothersp. 38
Family Income Securityp. 39
Nature of Poverty among Childrenp. 39
Public Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Familiesp. 42
Background of the TANF Programp. 42
Work and Family Supportsp. 46
Assessment of Welfare Reformp. 49
Supporting Families with Day Care and Child Development Programsp. 52
Measuring the Well-Being of America's Childrenp. 58
Trends and Issuesp. 60
Chapter Summaryp. 64
For Study and Discussionp. 65
Internet Sitesp. 65
Referencesp. 66
Services to Prevent Maltreatment and Support Familiesp. 70
Case Example: Reaching Out to a Family at Risk for Child Maltreatmentp. 71
Need for Preventive and Family Support Servicesp. 72
The Many Faces of Family Lifep. 73
Culturally Diverse Familiesp. 76
Framework for Preventive and Family Support Servicesp. 83
Family Support Servicesp. 92
Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescentsp. 98
Community Approachesp. 101
Trends and Issuesp. 106
Chapter Summaryp. 107
For Study and Discussionp. 108
Internet Sitesp. 109
Referencesp. 109
Child Welfare Principles and Practicesp. 117
Case Example- The Jones Familyp. 118
Introductionp. 124
Fundamental Principles of Child Welfare Practicep. 127
The Casework Processp. 129
Basic Tasks in Child Welfare Practicep. 135
Trends and Issuesp. 145
Chapter Summaryp. 146
For Study and Discussionp. 147
Internet Sitesp. 147
Referencesp. 147
Law and Procedure: Court Intervention with Children, Youth, and Familiesp. 150
Introductionp. 151
The Juvenile Court Movementp. 151
The Family Court Movementp. 157
The Criminal Court Movementp. 158
The Structure of the Legal Systemp. 159
Legal Matters for the Child Welfare Systemp. 163
Court Proceduresp. 169
The Role of the Caseworker in the Court Processp. 175
Trends and Issuesp. 182
Chapter Summaryp. 183
For Study and Discussionp. 183
Internet Sitesp. 184
Referencesp. 185
Protecting Children from Neglect and Abusep. 188
Case Example: A Protective Services Investigationp. 189
Incidencep. 191
Aims and Special Attributes of Child Protective Servicesp. 192
Historical Development of Protective Servicesp. 194
The Definitional Dilemmap. 196
Reporting Child Maltreatmentp. 199
An Ecological View of Child Maltreatmentp. 202
Types of Child Maltreatmentp. 207
Consequences of Child Maltreatmentp. 220
The Practice of Child Protectionp. 222
Aspects of Community Support and Influencep. 228
Trends and Issuesp. 230
Chapter Summaryp. 230
For Study and Discussionp. 232
Internet Sitesp. 232
Referencesp. 233
Family Preservation Servicesp. 240
Case Example: Using Intensive Family-Based Services to Prevent Placementp. 241
Controversy Concerning Family Preservation Philosophy and Servicesp. 242
Characteristics of Family Preservation Servicesp. 243
Programs That Prevent Placement and Preserve Familiesp. 245
The Practice of Family-Based Servicesp. 248
Other Approaches That Help High-Risk Familiesp. 253
Evaluation of Family Preservation Programsp. 255
Kinship Care as Family Preservationp. 257
Trends and Issuesp. 266
Chapter Summaryp. 266
For Study and Discussionp. 267
Internet Sitesp. 268
Referencesp. 268
Foster Care: History, Laws, Policies, and Structurep. 273
Why Children Are Placed in Carep. 275
Characteristics of Children in Carep. 276
Basic Characteristics of Foster Carep. 277
Historical Developmentp. 278
Child Welfare Reforms in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuriesp. 280
Federal Role in Child Welfarep. 284
State Role in Child Welfarep. 294
Foster Care Placement Optionsp. 294
Professional Issues in Foster Carep. 304
Trends and Issuesp. 311
Chapter Summaryp. 314
For Study and Discussionp. 315
Internet Sitesp. 316
Referencesp. 317
Foster Care Practice and Issuesp. 326
Introductionp. 327
Concurrent Planningp. 329
Working with the Placement Processp. 334
Team Decision Makingp. 339
Working with Parentsp. 342
Other Permanency Optionsp. 349
Meeting the Needs of Children in Foster Carep. 354
Children Requiring Therapeutic Interventionsp. 362
Children Requiring Intensive Casework Servicesp. 363
Preparing Youth for Independent Living and Aging Outp. 366
Supervision in Foster Carep. 367
Trends and Issuesp. 370
Chapter Summaryp. 371
For Study and Discussionp. 372
Internet Sitesp. 373
Referencesp. 373
Families by Adoptionp. 387
Case Example: Helping an Older Child Use Adoptionp. 388
The Changing World of Adoptionp. 390
Historical Developmentp. 391
Some Adoption Facts and Patternsp. 394
Underlying Principles of the Agency Adoptive Processp. 395
The Experience of Adoptionp. 396
The Legal Framework for Adoptionp. 400
Postadoption Servicesp. 402
Adoption of Children from the Public Child Welfare Systemp. 408
Adoption of Children of Colorp. 414
Intercountry Adoptionsp. 423
Trends and Issuesp. 428
Chapter Summaryp. 431
For Study and Discussionp. 432
Internet Sitesp. 433
Referencesp. 434
Juvenile Delinquents: The Community's Dilemmap. 441
Case Examplep. 442
Juvenile Offender Categoriesp. 443
Scope of the Problemp. 444
Historical Development of Juvenile Delinquency Servicesp. 446
Risk Factors for Delinquencyp. 450
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Strategiesp. 453
The Female Juvenile Offenderp. 458
Trends and Issuesp. 460
Chapter Summaryp. 466
For Study and Discussionp. 467
Internet Sitesp. 468
Referencesp. 468
Professional Responsibilities: Ethics and Advocacyp. 473
Case Example: Balancing Client Advocacy and Ethical Requirementsp. 474
Professional Responsibilityp. 476
Special Issues in Child Welfare Practicep. 485
Child Advocacyp. 488
Trends and Issuesp. 510
Chapter Summaryp. 511
For Study and Discussionp. 511
Internet Sitesp. 513
Referencesp. 514
Name Indexp. 517
Subject Indexp. 523
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