Tender Years: Toward Developmentally Sensitive Child Welfare Services for Very Young Children / Edition 1

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Based on a significant body of evidence regarding young children's uni que affective, physical, and cognitive development, The Tender Years i lluminates the interrelationship of child welfare practice, child deve lopment outcomes, and public policy. The authors offer a fundamental f ramework for decision-making in child welfare and recommend specific c hanges in policy and practice aimed at moving the system toward greate r developmental sensitivity.

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"Extremely insightful to policy-makers and judicial officers who promulgate laws and make decisions daily. Will be helpful in training new lawyers and judges on the child welfare system. Great intro. for paralegal students."—Penny Willrich, Phoenix College

"Needed research, great supplemental resource, not too long, well illustrated, attractively done."—Elizabeth Watson, Andrews University

"Does a remarkable job of bringing together the cold reality of statistics and the heart of compassion for small children. Its justification for developmentally sensitive child welfare policy and practice is compelling; must reading for those preparing to work in child services."—Jim Kreider, Kansas University

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Meet the Author

all at University of California, Berkeley

Washington University

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Table of Contents

1. Child Development and Child Welfare
2. Child Abuse and Neglect of Very Young Children
3. From Child Maltreatment to Placement
4. Foster Care, Reunification, and Adoption
5. Group Care
6. Focus on Infants
7. Understanding Children and Families Served by the Child Welfare Systems
8. Public Child Welfare Practice
9. Reconceptualizing the Child Welfare System for Very Young Children
Appendix: Study Methods

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