Enhancing the Well Being of Children and Families Through Effective Interventions: UK and USA Evidence for Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101161
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Child welfare in the UK and USA 13
1 Effectiveness of child welfare interventions : issues and challenges 14
2 Child welfare in the UK : legislation, policy and practice 21
3 Child welfare in the USA : legislation, policy and practice 33
Pt. 2 Evidence on interventions with vulnerable children, young people and families 45
4 Early interventions with young children and their parents in the UK 46
5 Early interventions with young children and their parents in the USA 58
6 Home visiting for parents of pre-school children in the UK 70
7 Home visiting for parents of pre-school children in the USA 82
8 Support for young people and their families in the community in the UK 91
9 Support for young people and their families in the community in the USA 103
Pt. 3 Evidence on therapeutic interventions with children who have experienced abuse or neglect 117
10 Therapeutic interventions with children who have experienced neglect and their families in the UK 118
11 Therapeutic interventions with children who have experienced neglect and their families in the US 131
12 Therapeutic interventions with children who have experienced sexual and physical abuse in the UK 143
13 Therapeutic interventions with children who have experienced sexual and physical abuse in the USA 158
Pt. 4 Evidence on foster care, adoption and transitions for children and young people 171
14 Foster family care in the UK 172
15 Foster family care in the USA 187
16 Residential care in the UK 203
17 Residential care in the USA 217
18 Support for young people leaving care in the UK 228
19 Support for young people leaving care in the USA 240
20 Adoption in the UK 253
21 Adoption in the USA 266
Pt. 5 Innovative approaches in schools and community programmes 275
22 Interventions in schools in the UK 276
23 Interventions in schools in the USA 289
24 Community programs in the UK 300
25 Community programs in the USA 313
Pt. 6 Summary and conclusion 321
26 Effective child welfare interventions : evidence for practice 322
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