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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice

Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice - 8th edition

Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780205571901
ISBN10: 0205571905
Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice by Susan W. Downs - ISBN 9780205571901
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice by Susan W. Downs - ISBN 9780205571901
ISBN13: 9780205571901
ISBN10: 0205571905
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 09
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Summary

Child Welfare and Family Services:Policies and Practice, 8/e Susan Whitelaw Downs, Wayne State University Ernestine Moore, Wayne State University Basic Approach: This thorough revision ofChild Welfare and Family Servicesreflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It also provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. Excellent coverage of theories related to child welfare practice are covered; including the ecological perspective, social learning theory, attachment theory, and the risk and resilience perspective New to this edition: A new chapter titledProfessional Responsibilities: Ethics and Advocacy(Ch. 12), covers a variety of professional issues in child welfare from legal and practice perspectives Expanded coverage ofchild welfare practice, including a new chapter devoted to the fundamentals of practice (Ch. 4) Applies and explains legal skills that all child welfare practice professionals need for the field (Ch.6) Contains a new model combiningfamily continuityandconcurrent planning (Ch.9) 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 New case examples examine current issues in child welfare such aslegal liability, burn out,andadvocacy for policy change Up-to-date, accurate and clear discussion of federal programs and policies that affect families and children, with honest assessments of the effectiveness of these policies, including an in depth discussion of welfare reform and its effects on families and children What your colleagues are saying: This text is a wonderful classroom tool. It can be used to facilitate dialogue, as well as assist students in understanding basic child welfare content. It is very thorough and easy to digest. This is important for students, particularly those who may be new to child welfare. -- Monique Busch Indiana University This text is by far the best I have found for a general survey course in Child Welfare. The strength of this text is its emphasis on the macro level of child welfare. It is important to me to place the field of child welfare in the context of larger cultural, social and political trends. -- Dale Weaver, California State University--Los Angeles < MyHelpingLab Ad >

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

1. An Introduction to Family and Child Services The Changing American Family Problems of Children and Young Persons Being Poor Means Being at Risk Alienation, Violence, and Substance Abuse Children of Vulnerable Families Rights and Responsibilities Rights and Responsibilities of Children Rights and Responsibilities of Parents Rights and Responsibilities of Society Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Children Indenture and "Outdoor Relief" Childrenrsquo;s Institutions and the Growth of Voluntary Agencies State Boards of Charities Federal Government Involvement Growth of Federal Programs Public Policies for Families and Children Family Policy Child and Family Services Principles of Child and Family Services Classification of Services Pyramid of Services Race and Ethnicity in Child Welfare The Organization of Services Public Child Welfare Services Voluntary Family and Child Agencies Proprietary Child Welfare Services Interagency Partnerships Program Example: System of Care Trends and Issues Child Welfare in a Global Context The Increasing Complexity of Child Welfare Practice Disaster Planning Chapter Summary For Study and Discussion Study and Discussion Questions Internet Sites References

2. Government Programs to Support Families and Children

CASE EXAMPLE: WELFARE REFORM CREATES HARD CHOICES FOR MOTHERS FAMILY INCOME SECURITY

Other Editions of Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice

Child Welfare and Family Services : Policies and Practice by Downs, Moore, McFadden, Michaud and Costin - ISBN 9780205360079