Child Welfare Case Studies / Edition 1

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This book consists of actual cases from the author's experience as a child welfare specialist. The cases were selected to introduce the variety of social problems facing families within the child welfare system. Each case is diverse and consists of multiple problems to ensure that readers are challenged to think critically through the problem-solving process. Readers will learn how to apply social work knowledge and skills, how to apply the generalist perspective and how to analyze a case from engagement to termination. Child Welfare Case Studies offers practicing professionals a valuable resource in teaching helping skills as well as the general problem-solving process. For social workers, or other interested in child welfare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205319091
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/22/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 853,247
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

(Chapters 2-6 conclude with “Suggested Readings.”)

Foreword: Judge Edward D. Wheeler.



1. Introduction.

Types of Abuse.

Physical Abuse.


Emotional/Verbal Abuse.

Sexual Abuse.

Assessment and Intervention in Child Abuse Cases.

Full Case Analysis Illustration- The Johnson Family.

The Johnson Family Contract/Treatment Plan.


2. Physical Abuse.

The Johnson Family.

The Wong Family.

The Anderson Family.

The Cedeno Family.

Safety and Risk Assessment Questions for Physical Abuse.

Family Case Analysis Questions.

Family Genogram Sketch.

Family Ecomap Sketch.

3. Neglect (Physical, Medical, Educational).

The Henderson Family.

The Perez Family.

The Bernardez Family.

The Phillips Family.

The Kimball Family.

The Jones Family.

Safety and Risk Assessment Questions for Neglect.

Family Case Analysis Questions.

Family Genogram Sketch.

Family Ecomap Sketch.

4. Emotional/Verbal Abuse.

The Delaney Family.

The Benton Family.

The Hawkins Family.

The Wallace Family.

The Humphrey Family.

The Hernandez Family.

Safety and Risk Assessment Questions for Emotional/Verbal Abuse.

Family Case Analysis Questions.

Family Genogram Sketch.

Family Ecomap Sketch.

5. Sexual Abuse.

The Abernathy Family.

The Hallmark Family.

The Watkins Family.

The Vasquez Family.

Safety and Risk Assessment Questions for Sexual Abuse.

Family Case Analysis Questions.

Family Genogram Sketch.

Family Ecomap Sketch.

6. Contemporary Social Issues.

The Miller Family (Adoption Issues).

The Gomez Family (Immigration).

The Kelley Family (Termination of Parental Rights).

The Benningan-Rivers Family (Lesbian Couple Adoption).

The Cooper Family (Juvenile Delinquency).

The Wellington-Sampson Family (Adolescent with Independent Living Issues).

The Kane-Grant Family (Gay Adolescent).

The Christie Family (Permanency).

The Landers Family (Child with Unidentified Anger Issues).

Safety and Risk Assessment Questions for all types of Abuse.

Family Case Analysis Questions.

Figure 6-1: Family Genogram Sketch.

Figure 6-2: Family Ecomap Sketch.

Appendix A: Practice Lab Skills and Grading Criteria.

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