Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well.
This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. It addresses the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explains the policy context for child welfare service delivery. Leading international contributors summarize the evidence of effectiveness in each core area, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. Critically, the book also draws out the implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research.
This book is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare as well as students and researchers.
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About the Author
Jim Wade is Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York, UK.
Arnon Bentovim is a Director of Child and Family Training, and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was formerly a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic. He was also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.
Kate Wilson is Professor of Social Work at the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham. She has researched and published widely in the fields of therapeutic work and child welfare, including books on social work with couples, social work in a legal context, non-directive play therapy, and adoption and fostering.
Karen Tanner has practice experience in child protection and has worked with children with life-threatening illnesses. She has direct experience of child observation and co-ordinates teaching in this area on a range of teaching programmes.
Table of ContentsForeword, Maria Eagle MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families, UK. Preface. Part 1 Child Welfare in the UK and USA 1.Effectiveness of Child Welfare Interventions: Issues and Challenges, Peter J. Pecora, Casey Family Programs and University of Washington, US, Colette McAuley, Queens University, Belfast, UK, and Wendy Rose, The Open University, UK. 2. Child Welfare in the UK: Legislation, Policy and Practice, Wendy Rose, Jenny Gray, Department for Education and Skills, UK, and Colette McAuley. 3. Child Welfare in the US: Legislation, Policy and Practice, Peter Pecora, James K. Whittaker, University of Washington, US, and Anthony N. Maluccio, Boston College, MA. Part 2 Evidence on Interventions with Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families. 4. Early Interventions with Young Children and their Parents in the UK, Marjorie Smith, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 5. Early Interventions with Young Children and their Parents in the US, K. Lori Hansen, The Children's Trust, US, Connie E. Morrow and Emmalee S. Bandstra, University of Miami, US. 6. Home Visiting for Parents of Pre-school Children in the UK, Jane Barlow, University of Oxford, UK. 7. Home Visiting for Parents of Pre-school Children in the US, Maureen Marcenko and Fredi Staerkel, University of Washington, WA. 8. Support for Young People and their Families in the Community in the UK, Nina Biehal, University of York, UK. 9. Support for Young People and their Families in the Community in the US, Scottye J. Cash and Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Ohio State University, US. Part 3 Evidence on Therapeutic Interventions with Children who have Experienced Abuse or Neglect. 10. Therapeutic Interventions for Children who have Experienced Neglect and their Families in the UK, Karen Tanner, Tavistock Clinic, London, UK, and Danielle Turney, The Open University, UK. 11. Interventions for Children and Families who have Experienced Neglect in the US, Diane De Panfilis, University of Maryland, US. 12. Therapeutic Interventions for Children who have Experienced Sexual and Physical Abuse, Arnon Bentovim, Tavistock Clinic, London, UK. 13. Therapeutic Interventions with Children who have Experienced Emotional, Sexual and Physical Abuse in the US, Jacqueline Corcoran, Virginia Commonwealth University, US. Part 4 Evidence on Foster Care, Adoption and Transitions for Children and Young People. 14. Foster Family Care in the UK, Kate Wilson, University of Nottingham, UK. 15. Foster Family Care in the US, Anthony N. Maluccio, Boston College, US, and Peter J. Pecora. 16. Residential Care in the UK, Ian Sinclair, University of York, UK, 17. Residential Care in the US, James K. Whittaker, University of Washington, US. 18. Support for Young People Leaving Care in the UK, Jim Wade, University of York, UK. 19. Support for Young People Leaving Care in the US, Kimberley A. Nollan, Research Consultant, Seattle, WA. 20. Adoption in the UK, David Quinton and Julie Selwyn, University of Bristol, UK, 21. Adoption in the US, Ruth G. McRoy, University of Texas at Austin, US. Part 5 Innovative Approaches in Schools and Community Programmes. 22. Interventions in Schools in the UK, Gillian Pugh and June Statham, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 23. Interventions in Schools in the US, Joy G. Dryfoos, National Consultant, US, and Helen Nissani, Family Support America, US. 24. Community Programs in the UK, Gordon Jack, University of Plymouth, UK. 25. Community Programs in the US, Jacquelyn McCroskey, University of South Carolina, US. Part 6 Summary and Conclusion. 26. Effective Child Welfare Interventions - Evidence for Practice, Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose. References. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.