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Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research (Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, & Research)

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As the number of children in foster care increases and the number of potential foster families declines, more than 31% of all children in state custody are now being placed with extended family members who collect payment for their care. This raises many important and controversial issues regarding the meaning of family, the role of government, and the nature of welfare. Although professional literature on the subject continues to expand, knowledge on this subject remains scarce.

Kinship Foster Care is the first text to offer a comprehensive analysis of what is considered to be the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. It assembles the thinking and research of prominent researchers, policy advocates, and practice specialists from several professional fields, detailing their work, research, and thoughts concerning the three topics of kinship care: policy, practice, and research. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters. Together, their work incorporates new literature on the subject as well as a large share of previously published material, now available in this one complete volume. Ideal for courses in social work as well as for the general professional, Kinship Foster Care offers an important first look at this growing phenomenon.

Synopsis:

KINSHIP FOSTER CARE: POLICY, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH assembles the thinking and research of experts from several professional fields concerning what has become the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters of the book and the lead chapter in each of its three sections.

Synopsis:

This new volume brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines to present, summarize, review, and update information related to bioherbicides. Among the topics covered are pathogens with potential as bioherbicides, phylloplane-pathogen interactions, aspects of soil microorganisms,

formulation and commercialization of microbes as bioherbicides, genetic aspects of pathogens for weed control, and chemistry and biochemistry of microbial-plant interactions. A valuable source of information for researchers involved in both biological weed control and herbicide development.

Table of Contents

1. Kinship Care in Context, Maria Scannapieco and Rebecca L. Hegar

Part I: Kinship Care Policy

2. The Cultural Roots of Kinship Care, Rebecca L. Hegar

3. Kinship Care as a Social Welfare Service: Emerging Policy Issues and Trends, James Gleeson

4. The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws, Marianne Takas and Rebecca L. Hegar

Part II: Kinship Care Practice

5. Formal Kinship Care Practice Models, Maria Scannapieco

6. Kinship Care in Family Serving Agencies, Dana Wilson

7. Paradigm Shift: Training Staff to Provide Services to the Kinship Triad, Sondra Jackson

8. Wanau Know Best: Kinship Care in New Zealand, Joy Ernst

Part III: Kinship Care Research

9. Kinship Care in a Public Welfare System: A Systematic Review of the Research, Maria Scannapieco

10. Role Perceptions of Kinship and Other Foster Parents in Family Foster Care, Peter Pecora, Nicole LeProhn, and John Nasuti

11. Kin as a Family and Child Welfare Resource: The Child Welfare Worker's Perspective, Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, and Richard Barth

12. Behavioral Problems of Teens in Kinship Care: Cross Informant Reports, Raymond Starr, Howard Dubowitz, Donna Harrington, and Susan Fiegelman

13. The Adult Functioning of Former Kinship and Non-Relative Foster Care Children, Susan Zuravin, Mary Benedict, and Rebecca Stallings

Conclusion

14. Kinship Foster Care: The New Child Placement Paradigm, Rebecca L. Hegar

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195109405
Subtitle:
Policy, Practice, and Research
Editor:
Heger, Rebecca L.
Author:
Heger, Rebecca L.
Author:
null, Maria
Author:
null, Rebecca L.
Author:
Scannapieco, Maria
Author:
Hegar, Rebecca L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Human Services
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Kinship care.
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, & Research
Series Volume:
No. 439
Publication Date:
19980924
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line illus.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6 x 9.1 x 0.7 in 0.838 lb

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"Synopsis" by , KINSHIP FOSTER CARE: POLICY, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH assembles the thinking and research of experts from several professional fields concerning what has become the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters of the book and the lead chapter in each of its three sections.

"Synopsis" by , This new volume brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines to present, summarize, review, and update information related to bioherbicides. Among the topics covered are pathogens with potential as bioherbicides, phylloplane-pathogen interactions, aspects of soil microorganisms,

formulation and commercialization of microbes as bioherbicides, genetic aspects of pathogens for weed control, and chemistry and biochemistry of microbial-plant interactions. A valuable source of information for researchers involved in both biological weed control and herbicide development.

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