Child Welfare for the 21st Century: A Handbook of Practices, by Gerald P. Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

By Gerald P. Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

This updated and finished source via leaders in baby welfare is the 1st e-book to mirror the impression of the Adoption and secure households Act (ASFA) of 1997. The textual content serves as a single-source reference for a big selection of pros who paintings in young children, early life, and relatives companies within the United States-policymakers, social staff, psychologists, educators, lawyers, guardians advert litem, and family members court docket judges& mdash;and as a textual content for college students of kid welfare perform and policy.Features comprise: * equipped round ASFA's guiding rules of health and wellbeing, protection, and permanency * specialize in evidence-based "best practices" * Case examples built-in all through * First e-book to incorporate information from the 1st around of nationwide baby and relations carrier ReviewsTopics mentioned contain the most recent on prevention of kid abuse and overlook and baby protecting companies; hazard and resilience in baby improvement; enticing households; connecting households with public and group assets; wellbeing and fitness and psychological healthiness care wishes of kids and teenagers; family violence; substance abuse within the relatives; kinfolk renovation prone; relatives help companies and the mixing of family-centered practices in baby welfare; homosexual and lesbian young people and their households; young children with disabilities; and runaway and homeless early life. The participants additionally discover concerns concerning foster care and adoption, together with a spotlight on permanency making plans for kids and formative years and the necessity to offer companies which are individualized and culturally and spiritually aware of consumers. A overview of salient systemic concerns within the box of youngsters, early life, and relations prone completes this assortment.

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This changed perception of the needs of black children had obvious benefits in relation to the goal of racial integration. But it also had several unfortunate consequences, as it halted the growth of the black child care system, limited the possibility of blacks assuming leadership roles in agencies caring for black children, and served to hide some of the subtler but ongoing forms of discriminatory treatment of black children in the child welfare system (Billingsley & Giovannoni 1972). Passage of the Social Security Act It has often been suggested that the legislation introduced in the first 100 days of the Roosevelt administration in 1933 changed the entire social fabric of the country by redefining the role of the federal government in addressing social welfare problems and moving the United States reluctantly, but inexorably, toward becoming a welfare state.

Although century boundaries are used as the organizing framework for this chapter, such intervals should not be taken too literally. To do so poses the risk of historical distortion, for social movements and social changes often span more than one century. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries The early American settlers were preoccupied with issues of freedom and survival for themselves and their new country. The demands of exploring, settling, and cultivating vast expanses of land were enormous, and because of the small size of the population, contributing members of society were at a premium.

Local responsibility; Public vs. voluntary financing and service provision; Developmental vs. protective services; In-home vs. foster family vs. institutional care; Appropriate boundaries between the child welfare, family service, juvenile justice, mental health, and mental retardation systems vs. comprehensive, integrated services; Individualized, pluralistic modes of interventions vs. uniform standards and treatment; Specialized professional services vs. informal, natural helping networks; and Social costs vs.

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