National Systems of Child Protection: Understanding the International Variability and Context for Developing Policy and Practice.
Child Maltreatment (Springer (Firm)) ; 8.
Merkel-Holguin, Lisa. Fluke, John D. Krugman, Richard D.
xiv, 227 p.
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Part of a series designed to provide the current best knowledge on child maltreatment from multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, this volume provides a wide spectrum description analysis of the contemporary and well-established child protection systems in a range of countries. The child protection systems are discussed in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Switzerland. The book presents a brief orientation about the public and private systems involved in protecting children in each country. Further the book identifies current key policy and implementation drivers that orient the systems of child protection, such as children’s rights, family preservation, use of evidence ,and public health orientation. Finally, the book presents a critical analysis of the strengths and limitations of the systems, as well as strategies for prospects for improving outcomes for children and families. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
child protective services; child welfare services; child safety; child abuse; child neglect; cross cultural studies; family preservation; childrens rights; evidence based practice; public health services; child welfare reform