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|Document Title:||Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs.|
|Personal Author:||Mallon, Gerald P. (Editor),Hess, Peg McCartt (Editor)|
|Abstract:||This book begins by explaining the key principles of safety, permanency, and well-being of children and youth embodied in the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, and how these principles impact child welfare services to children and families. The historical evolution of child welfare services is then traced. Following this introduction, Section 1 explores and examines the varied perspectives that frame what is currently known about child and adolescent well-being. Chapters address: risk and resilience in child development, client engagement in child welfare services, assessment of children and families in the child welfare system, community family support meetings, the use...more|