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Exploring Child Welfare : a Practice Perspective (5TH 09 - Old Edition)

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Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home.

 

The Fifth Edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services.

Synopsis:

This package contains the following components:

-0205688837: MyHelpingKit

-0205672760: Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective

Synopsis:

Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home.

 

The Fifth Edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services.

Table of Contents

Preface

1  Children: Our Most Important Resource

A Brief History of Child Welfare

Abortion, Indanticide, and Abandonment

Child Labor and Education

Responsibility for Children

Advocacy in the Provision of Services for Children

The Current Picture of Child Welfare Services

Impact of Current Child Welfare Practices on Children

Services in the Twenty-First Century

Providing Services for Children Today

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

2 The Changing Family  

The Responsibilities and Rights of the Family

The Setting for Today's Family

Profile of Today's Family

Family Roles and Rules

Communication Patterns

Observaton of the Family as a System

Types of Families

The Emotional Climate of Families

The Impact of Culture on Families

Families with Anglo-European Roots

Families with Native American Roots

Families with African American Roots

Families with Hispanic Roots

Families with Asian Roots

Families with Middle Eastern Roots

The Family Life Cycle

Stresses on Families

Parental/Family Dysfunction

Role Definition and Inequality

Parent-Child Relations

Disability

When Families Need Help

Trends

Economic Stressors

The Optional Status of Marriage

The Vanishing Father

Blended Famiies

Resolution of Childhood Conflicts

Changes in Family Control

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

3  Children and Poverty (by Judy A. Noel and Dee L. Whyte)

Characteristics of Poor Children

Poverty Defined

Why Children Live in Poverty

Consequences of Growing Up in Poverty

Life Stressor Factors

Health and Health Care Factors

Nutritional Factors

Environmental Factors

Educational Factors

Recent Efforts to Fight Poverty

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Child Tax Credit

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Minimum Wage Increase

State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

The Economics of Poverty

Reducing Child Poverty

Attitudinal Changes

Complex Combination of Two-Generational Startegies

An Important Footnote

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

4  Current Societal Problems and Their Impact on Children: Violence, Additiction, and Homelessness

Children and Violence

War in the Streets

Violence in Relationships

The School as War Zone

The Home as a War Zone

Children and Substance Abuse

Addicted Parents

Addicted Children and Adolescents

Effects and Treatment of Adolescent Drug Abuse

Homeless Families

Causes of Homelessness

Homeless Families and Children

Effects of Homelessness on Children

Homeless and Runaway Youths

Changing View of Runaway and Homeless Youths

Problems and Solutions for Runaway/Homeless Youths

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

5  Early Education and Care: School-Based Services (by Denise A. O'Connell, Maureen C. Moorehouse, Elaine Francis, Mary Ann Hanley, and Matthew D. Porter)

Early Education and Care Serving Infants and Preschool Children

A Brief History of Daycare Provision

Examining the Goals of Daycare Provision

Types of Daycare

School-Based Programs

Philosophy of Education

Student Support Programs: Addressing Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs

A Team Approach: Parents and Professionals as Partners

Controversial Issues and Dilemmas in the Provision of Services

Trends in the Provision of Educational Services

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

6  Counseling for Families and Children (by Lloyd T. Williams)

What is Counseling?

Basic Assumptions
When a Familie Might Seek Counseling

Self-Referrals

Referrals by Outside Agencies

Attitudes about Receiving Counseling

Self-Referred Clients

Clients Referred from Outside Agencies

Attitudes about Having a Problem

Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Considerations

Changing Attitudes about Counseling

Medical Model versus Holistic Model

The Impact of Feminism

Types of Counseling

The Professions

Settings

The Counseling Process

Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning

Modalities

The Experience of Counseling

Consumer Perspective

Professional Perspective

Trends in Counseling Services

External Focuses

Internal Focuses

Evolving Frontiers in Theory and Practice

Ethical Considerations in Counseling

Confidentiality

The Dilemma of Diagnosis

Training

Value System Differences

Counselor/Client Boundaries

Power

Counseling as a Healing Art versus the Business of Mental Health

Band-Aids versus Commitment to Social Change

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

7  Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect

Historical View

Societal Role of Children

Child Neglect throughout History

Child Labor and Maltreatment

Sexual Moves and Abuses

Efforts to Control Child Abuse

Maltreatment Defined

Physical Abuse

Phsycial Neglect

Sexual Abuse

Emotional or Physchological Abuse

Reporting Child Maltreatment

Intake

Assessment

Case Management and Treatment

Court Intervention in Protective Cases

Juvenille or Civil Court

Criminal Court

The Effect of Court Involvement on Children

The Role of the Protective Services Worker

Future of Protective Services

Narrowing of Services
Summary

Exploration Questions

References

8  Family Perservation or Child Placement?: Serving the Child's Best Interests

Brief History of Family-Based Services

Almshouses and Charities

Scientific Philanthropy

Settlement House Influence

Mothers' Pensions

Public Child Welfare Services

The Emerging Concept of Permenency Planning

Demonstrating Effectiveness of Family-Based Services

Types of Family-Based Services

Family Support Services

Family Preservation Services

Kinship Care, Family Presevation or Child Placement?

Family Preservation Worker

Perserve the Family or Place the Child?

Shaping the Future of Family-Based Services

Screening of At-Risk Clients

Attention to Cultural Diversity

Selection and Training of Workers

Supervision and Consultation

Operationalism of Program Design Goals

Building Community Supports

Evaluation and Research

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

9  Court Services on Behald of Children (by Judy A. Noel)

Historical Perspective

The Child Savers

Reform School Movement

The Concept of Parens Patriae

The Emergence of Juvenille Court

Situations Warranting Juvenille Court Intervention

Delinquency

Statues Offenses

Dependency, Abuse, and Neglect

Related Situations Involving Court Interventions

Factors Influencing Court Intervention

The Rights of Juvenilles

Advocating for Children
Juvenille Court Process and Procedures

Intake Stage

Adjudication Stage

Disposition Stage

The Role of the Social Worker and the Court

Consumer Perspective

Alternative Approaches to Court Intervention

Diversion
Treatment of Juvenille Offenders

Trends

Should There Be a Separate Juvenille Court?

Should Status Offenders Come under the Jurisdiction of the Juvenille Court?

What Should Be Done with Serious Offenders?

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

10 Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting (by Lynne Kellner)

Definition of Terms

Historical Perspective

Through the Eyes of Society: Myths Revisited

Welfare Mothers

Medical Concerns

Development of the Children

Demographics

Teens at Risk

Family Function

Socioeconomic Status

Previous Sexual Abuse and Date Rape

Educational and Behavioral Difficulties

How Teens Make Decisions about Fertility and Childbearing

Fathers

A Teen's View

Services: Primary Prevention

Programs Focusing on Sexual Antecedents

Programs Focusing on Nonsexual Antecendents

Programs Focusing on Sexual and Nonsexual Antecedents

Culturally Sensitive Interventions

Services: Secondary Prevention

Teen Parents and Their Families

Keeping Fathers Involved

Child Care

Parenting Programs

Residential Programs

Trends in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Legislative Initiatives

Focus on Research

Philosophical Research

The Media

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

11 Children in Family Foster Care

History of Family Foster Care

Early Beginnings

Foster Care in Recent Years

The Nature of Foster Care Today

Types of Foster Homes

Reasons Children Come into Foster Care

Foster Parents

Recruitment

Homestudy and Training

Placement and Follow-Up

Stresses of Being a Foster Parent

Foster Parents as Part of the Team

Birth Parents with Children in Foster Care

Attitudes and Reactions

Rights and Responsibilites of Birth Parents

When Children Return Home

Children in Foster Care

Feelings about Placement and Separation

Feelings about Natural Parents

Feelings about Foster Parents

Life in Foster Care

Leaving Foster Care

The Role of the Foster Care Social Worker

The Future of Foster Care

Political Influences

Trends

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

12  The Adoption of Children

The History of Adoption

Definitions and Assumptions

Types of Adoption
Issues in Adoption Today

Decreased Number of Adoptable Children

Changes in Types of Children Available for Adoption

Controversy over Agency-Assisted versus Independent Adoptions

Adoption Disruptions and the Need for Follow-Up

Openness in Adoption

Effects of Adoption on Children

Adoptive Participants

Birth Parents

Children Available for Adoption

Adoptive Applicants

The Adoptive Process

The Homestudy

Placement and Legalization

Postlegalization Services

Adoption Disruption

The Role of the Adoption Worker

The Search

Supporters of the Search

Who Searches

Search Outcome

Sealed Records

Consent Contracts

Trends

Children Available for Adoption

Permanency Planning

Placement Services for Adolescents

Resources Available

Lifelong Services

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

13  Children in Residential Settings

Historical Perspective

Assumptions about Residential Care

Types of Residential Settings

Diagnostic Services

Intense Therapeutic Services for Dependent Children

Residential Treatment Centers

Rehabilitative or Secure Treatment for Delinquents

Centers for Children with Severe Special Needs

Children in Residential Settings

Reasons for Referral

Adjustment to Placement

Life in a Residential Setting

Components of a Residential Setting

Token Economy and Phase System

The Influence of Peer Culture

Handling Crises in Residential Settings

Sexually Acting Out in Residential Care

Sexual Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Working with Families of Children in Residential Care

Motivation of Parents

Types of Family Treatment

Problems in Working with Families

The Role of Staff in a Residential Setting

Residential Staff

Educational Staff

Clinical Staff

Other Staff Functions

The Frustrations of Staff

Termination

Return Home

Placement in a Foster Home or a Less Restrictive Environment

Placement in a More Restrictive Setting

Hospitalization

Independent Living

Problems within Residential Settings

Staff Issues

Abuse in Residential Settings

Problems for Residential Centers within the Community

Community Support

Detriments to Residentially Placed Youths' Education

Trends

Population Served Requires a Change in Emphasis

Restriction in Funding

More Effective Evaluation

Family Involvement

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

14  Our Children's Future

What is in Our Children's Future?

Children's Status

Children in Poverty

Children at Risk

Children and Health

Children and Education

Preparing Those Who Help Children

Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205672769
Author:
Crosson-tower, Cynthia
Publisher:
Pearson Custom Publishing
Author:
Crosson-Tower, Cynthia
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Family social work
Subject:
Child welfare
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Family social work -- United States.
Subject:
Child welfare -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Copyright:
Series:
MyHelpingKit Series
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7 x 0.9 in 771 gr

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Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home.

 

The Fifth Edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services.

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