Written for students preparing for careers in child services, this concise text describes the life of a typical child welfare worker. By providing a first-person account, Crosson-Tower (a counselor) describes the challenges and satisfaction of the job, the skills it requires, and the theories underlying social work practice. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents
1. Where Does It Begin?
2. Getting into the Job.
3. A Dose of Reality and Culture Shock.
4. “The Shadow Knows.”
5. On My Own.
6. In Search of “Perfect” Parents.
7. Getting My Teeth into It.
8. A Week of Introductions.
9. Sit-Ins, Holidays, and Sad Thoughts.
10. The Lull and Then the Storm.
11. A Flurry of Placements.
12. An “Act of God?”
13. Haunted by Echoes.
14. Old Rewards and New Challenges.
15. Expecting the Unexpected.
16. Graduate School and Beyond.
17. A Different World.
18. Fickle Lady Justice.
19. A Mother's Legacy.
20. A Transfer to the “Front Lines.”
21. Childhoods in Hell.
22. Happy Almost Endings.
23. Seasons of Change.