Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective / Edition 6

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Overview

A comprehensive view of the field of child welfare

This text provides a comprehensive view of the field of child welfare, including the services offered and their rationale for the best interests of the child. It takes a practice perspective important for future professionals.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, students will be able to:

  • Consider the full range of services available for children and families
  • See how services can be viewed from the perspective of supplementing family life, supporting family life, or substituting for family life
  • Understand how students might be impacted by the various services
  • Imagine how they might use their own personal talents as future child welfare workers

Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223486 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223480

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Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, or education, this text explores child welfare and the services that exist to promote it. Includes a historical overview, the changing family, poverty, violence and other social problems, day care and school-related services, counseling, family-centered services for children, protecting children, court services, teen parents, family foster care, adoption, residential settings, and future prospects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205819928
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Series: Advancing Core Competencies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 187,186
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Harvest Counseling and Consultation

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Children: Our Most Important Resource

Chapter 2: The Changing Family

Chapter 3: Children and Poverty

Chapter 4: The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children

Chapter 5: Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families

Chapter 6: Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children

Chapter 7: Counseling for Families and Children

Chapter 8: Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 9: Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child’s Best Interests

Chapter 10: Court Services on Behalf of Children

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting

Chapter 12: Children in Family Foster Care

Chapter 13: The Adoption of Children

Chapter 14: Children in Residential Settings

Ch apter 15: Our Children’s Future


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Children: Our Most Important Resource

A Brief History of Child Welfare

Providing Services for Children Today

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 2: The Changing Family

The Responsibilities and Rights of the Family

The Setting for Today’s Family

Profile of Today’s Family

Types of Families

The Emotional Climate of Families

The Impact of Culture on Families

The Family Life Cycle

Stresses on Families

When Families Need Help

Trends

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 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

Recent Efforts to Fight Poverty

The Economics of Poverty

Reducing Child Poverty

An Important Footnote

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 4: The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children

Children in a Culture of Violence

Children and Substance Abuse

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 5: Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families

Background

Understanding the Military Culture as it Impacts the Military Family

The Military Family

Working with Military Families

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 6: Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children by Laura M. Garofoli

Where the Children Are: Evolving Philosophies and Changing Policies

From Past to Present

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 7: Counseling for Families and Children by Lloyd T. Williams and Cynthia

Crosson-Tower

What Is Counseling?

When a Family Might Seek Counseling

Attitudes about Receiving Counseling

Changing Attitudes about Counseling

Types of Counseling

The Counseling Process

The Experience of Counseling

Trends in Counseling Services

Ethical Considerations in Counseling

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 8: Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect

Historical View

Maltreatment Defined

Reporting Child Maltreatment

Court Intervention in Protective Cases

The Role of the Protective Services Worker

Future of Protective Services

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 9: Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child’s Best Interests by Lynne Kellner and Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Brief History of Family-Based Services

Assessing the Effectiveness of Family Based Services

Family Preservation Workers

Preserve the Family or Place the Child?

Shaping the Future of Family-Based Services

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 10: Court Services on Behalf of Children by Judy A. Noel

Historical Perspective

Situations Warranting Juvenile Court Intervention

Factors Influencing Court Intervention

The Rights of Juveniles

Juvenile Court Processes and Procedures

The Role of the Social Worker and the Court

Consumer Perspective

Alternative Approaches to Court Intervention

Treatment of Juvenile Offenders

Trends

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting by Lynne Kellner

Definition of Terms

Historical Perspective

Through the Eyes of Society: Myths Revisited

Demographics

Risk

How Teens Make Decisions about Fertility and Childrearing

Fathers

A Teen’s View

Services: Primary Prevention

Services: Secondary Prevention

Shaping the Future of Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 12: Children in Family Foster Care

History of Family Foster Care

The Nature of Foster Care Today

Foster Parents

Birth Parents with Children in Foster Care

Children in Foster Care

The Role of the Foster Care Social Worker

The Future of Foster Care

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 13: The Adoption of Children

The History of Adoption

Definitions and Assumptions

Issues in Adoption Today

Adoptive Participants

The Adoptive Process

The Role of the Adoption Worker

The Search

Trends

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Chapter 14: Children in Residential Settings

Historical Perspective

Assumptions about Residential Care

Types of Residential Settings

Children in Residential Settings

Life in a Residential Setting

Working with Families of Children in Residential Care

The Role of Staff in a Residential Setting

Termination

Problems within Residential Settings

Problems for Residential Centers within the Community

Trends

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

Ch apter 15: Our Children’s Future

What Is in Our Children’s Future?

Preparing Those Who Help Children

Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century

Summary

Exploration Questions

References

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