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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice / Edition 7

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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice, Seventh Edition
Susan Whitelaw Downs Wayne State University
Ernestine Moore Wayne State University
Emily Jean McFadden Grand Valley State University
Susan Michaud University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lela B. Costin (late) Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in family and child services.

Features of the Seventh Edition:

• Comprehensive coverage of issues including juvenile justice, advocacy, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, federal legislation such as AFSA and TANF, and statistical updates places content and practice methods in a strong legal context.
• Numerous case studies, suggestions for additional study and further discussions, and internet sites at end of each chapter allow students to further expand interest in and research on each issue.
• New and updated material on child well-being, child outcome measures, new approaches to ensuring child safety, child welfare in a global context, issues relating to immigrants and refuges, cultural competence such as services to gay/lesbian children and families, and the relationship of substance abuse and domestic violence to child welfare.
• New "Discovering U.S. History Online" pedagogy at the end of each chapter provides a list of suggested Web sites for additional study and research.
• New information on forensic interviewing and documentation for court in Chapter 6 applies andexplains skills that all child welfare practice professionals need for the field.
• New model combining family continuity and concurrent planning on Chapter 9 helps students understand the relationship between these concepts.
• New charts, tables, and cases in the text act as handy references to students for everything from federal legislation and juvenile justice to child outcome accountability and advocacy techniques.
What reviewers thought of Child Welfare and Family Services:

"I adopted this text because it creates a basis for understanding children and families in the United States, discusses general supportive services, and then approaches the complexity of child welfare....I also find it well researched and comprehensive." -Martha G. Roditti, San Francisco State University

"I have enjoyed using this text. It has impressed me how thorough each topic is covered...It is a user friendly text and has many case vignettes." -Monique Busch, Indiana University

Special Value Pack Option: You can order this text packaged with a FREE Research Navigator( for the Helping Professions guide, which features a free password for access to an array of online sources. This new Pearson Learning product helps students and instructors find credible and reliable material for research assignments and papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205360079
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with “Introduction,” and concludes with “Trends and Issues,” “Chapter Summary,” “For Study and Discussion,” “For Additional Study,” “Internet Sites,” and “References.”


1. An Introduction to Family and Child Services.

The Changing American Family.

Problems of Children and Young Persons.

Historical Highlights of Services to Families and Children.

Public Policies for Families and Children.

Child and Family Services.

Culturally Competent Family and Child Services.

The Organization of Services.

2. Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, and Government.

Case Example.

Rights and Responsibilities of Parents.

Rights and Responsibilities of Children.

Rights and Responsibilities of Governments.

3. Preventive and Family Support Services.

Case Example: Reaching Out to a Family at Risk for Child Maltreatment.

Need for Preventive and Family Support Services.

The Many Faces of Family Life.

Culturally Diverse Families.

Framework for Preventive and Family Support Services.

Family Support Services.

Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents.

Community Approaches.

4. Supporting Families with Day Care and Child Development Programs.

Case Example: A Neighborhood Day Care Network.

Changing Patterns of Work and Family.

Sharing the Costs of Care.

Day Care Regulation.

Working Parents Child CareArrangements.

Day Care Programs.

Recent Research on Child Care.

Sexual Abuse in Day Care.

Developmental Programs for Families With Young Children.

Historical Development of Day Care.

5. Family Income Security.

Case Example: Welfare Reform Creates Hard Choices for Mothers.

Poverty in the United States.

Background of the TANF Programs.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Other Income Programs for Families With Children.

Welfare-to-Work Programs.

Assessment of Welfare Reform.

Welfare Reform and Child Well-Being.

6. Law And Procedure: Court Intervention with Children, Youth, and Families.

The Juvenile Court Movement.

The Family Court Movement.

The Criminal Court Movement.

The Structure of the Legal System.

Legal Matters for The Child Welfare System.

Juvenile Court Procedures.

Criminal Court Procedures.

The Roles of Social Workers in the Court Process.

7. Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect.

Case Example: A Protective Services Investigation.


Aims and Special Attributes of Child Protective Services.

Historical Development of Protective Services.

The Definitional Dilemma.

Reporting Child Maltreatment.

An Ecological View of Child Maltreatment.

Consequences of Child Maltreatment.

Child Neglect.

Child Abuse.

Psychological Maltreatment.

Sexual Abuse of Children.

The Practice of Child Protection.

Interviewing in Child Protective Services.

Aspects of Community Support And Influence.

8. Family Preservation.

Case Example: Using Intensive Family Based Service to Prevent Placement.

Controversy Concerning Family Preservation Philosophy and Services.

Characteristics of Family Preservation Services.

Programs That Prevent Placement and Preserve Families.

The Practice of Family-Based Services.

Other Approaches That Help High-Risk Families.

Evaluation of Family Preservation Programs.

Kinship Care as Family Preservation.

9. Foster Care: A Service for Children and Their Families.

Case Example: Concurrent Planning in Foster Care.

Permanency, Safety, and Family Continuity: Critical Contemporary Issues.

Historical Development: Early Beginnings.

From Twentieth-Century Child Welfare Reforms to a Twenty-First Century Model.

Basic Characteristics of Foster Care.

Why Children Are Placed in Foster Care.

Characteristics of Children in Care.

Working with the Placement Process.

Meeting The Needs of Children in Foster Care.

Permanency Planning: Family Reunification.

Types of Foster Care.

Teamwork in Out-of-Home Care.

Protecting Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care.

10. Families by Adoption.

Case Example: Helping an Older Child Use Adoption.

The Changing World of Adoption.

Historical Development.

Some Adoption Facts and Patterns.

Underlying Principles of the Agency Adoptive Process.

The Experience of Adoption.

The Legal Framework for Adoption.

Postadoption Services.

Adoption of Children with Special Needs.

Kinship Adoption.

Adoption of Children of Color.

Intercountry Adoptions.

11. Case Xample: Juvenile Delinquents: The Community's Dilemma.

Case Example.

Scope of the Problem.

Historical Development of Juvenile Delinquency Services.

Risk Factors for Delinquency.

Classification of Juvenile Offenders.

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies.

Interventions with the Chronic Juvenile Offender.

Female Juvenile Offenders.

12. Professional Responsibilities: Ethics and Advocacy.

Case Example.

Professional Responsibility.

Special Issues in Child Welfare Practice.

Child Advocacy.

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