The new edition of Exploring Child Welfare reflects the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services. The book provides a practical and thorough introduction to child welfare and welfare services. The author's strength is her ability to connect the underlying theories and systems of child welfare with real-life practice experience, stemming from over thirty years' experience in working with children and families. Includes a new focus on attachment theory and its utilization in child welfare services. For child welfare or social workers.
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.