This groundbreaking book discusses both child welfare policy and child welfare practice and provides a fully integrated balance between the two. By using what research has proven to be the best-practice methods, this approach enables readers not only to understand policies and laws, but also learn how to be an effective practitioner and advocate when working in a myriad of situations. As they focus on an approach with a multi-systemic view, readers learn how to prevent crisis situations such as child abuse and neglect and family separation, rather than simply react to these issues.
Table of Contents
1. Child Welfare History.
2. Best Practices in Child Welfare.
3. Child Welfare Services: Formal and Informal.
4. Policy and Research in Child Welfare.
5. Cultural Competency in Child Welfare.
7. Abuse and Emotional Maltreatment.
8. Child Sexual Abuse.
9. Behavioral and Delinquency Issues.
10. Children with Special Challenges and Teenage Pregnancy.
11. Permanency Planning and Adoption.
12. Alternatives: Prevention and Early Intervention.
13. Leadership and Change.