Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (7th Edition) (What's New in Social Work).
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This textbook provides an introduction to child welfare services, from the least intrusive family support services to the most intensive interventions. The chapters address: the history of child welfare; changing family characteristics, the impact of culture on families, stress on families, and trends in family life; children and families in poverty; the effects of violence and addiction on children; issues facing the children of military families; trauma-sensitive educational settings; child abuse and neglect and protective services; family-based services, family preservation, and child placement; court services on behalf of children, juvenile court cases, trauma in the juvenile court, and trends in juvenile justice and child welfare; teenage pregnancy and parenting; family foster care; adoption, issues and challenges in adoption, the adoptive process, and the search and lifelong services; residential programs, working with families of children in residential care, the role of staff in residential settings, and trends in residential settings; and the future of child welfare services. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the practice perspective from the vantage point of the professional as well as the child or family that is being helped. Each chapter includes a summary of important concepts, critical thinking questions, and case studies. The text includes an access code care for accessing electronic text. Numerous references.
child welfare services; service delivery; therapeutic intervention; family centered services; adoption; residential care institutions; foster children; poverty; substance abusing parents; trauma informed practice; adolescent pregnancy; child abuse; child neglect; family preservation; juvenile delinquency