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Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 13, 2012

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Description

A comprehensive view of the field of child welfare

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This text provides a comprehensive view of the field of child welfare, including the services offered and their rationale for the best interests of the child.¿ It takes a practice perspective important for future professionals.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, students will be able to:

  • Consider the full range of services available for children and families
  • See how services can be viewed from the perspective of supplementing family life, supporting family life, or substituting for family life
  • Understand how students might be impacted by the various services
  • Imagine how they might use their own personal talents as future child welfare workers

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter 1: Children: Our Most Important Resource       

Chapter 2: The Changing Family                               

Chapter 3: Children and Poverty

Chapter 4: The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children

Chapter 5: Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families

Chapter 6: Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children

Chapter 7: Counseling for Families and Children

Chapter 8: Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 9: Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child’s Best Interests        

Chapter 10: Court Services on Behalf of Children

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting

Chapter 12: Children in Family Foster Care       

Chapter 13: The Adoption of Children    

Chapter 14: Children in Residential Settings     

Chapter 15: Our Children’s Future           

 


 2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Children: Our Most Important Resource            

A Brief History of Child Welfare

Providing Services for Children Today                                        

Summary                                                                                     

Exploration Questions                                                                 

References

               

Chapter 2: The Changing Family        

The Responsibilities and Rights of the Family  

The Setting for Today’s Family  

Profile of Today’s Family           

Types of Families          

The Emotional Climate of Families       

The Impact of Culture on Families        

The Family Life Cycle    

Stresses on Families     

When Families Need Help         

Trends                

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

Chapter 3: Children and Poverty by Judy A. Noel and Dee L. Whyte

Characteristics of Poor Children           

Poverty Defined 

Why Children Live in Poverty     

Consequences of Growing Up in Poverty         

Recent Efforts to Fight Poverty 

The Economics of Poverty        

Reducing Child Poverty 

An Important Footnote   

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References

 

Chapter 4: The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children

Children in a Culture of Violence           

Children and Substance Abuse 

Summary           

Exploration Questions

References

               

Chapter 5: Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families

Background         

Understanding the Military Culture as it Impacts the Military Family

The Military Family           

Working with Military Families     

Summary 

Exploration Questions     

References          

 

Chapter 6: Daycare and Educational Settings: Responding to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children by Laura M. Garofoli

Where the Children Are: Evolving Philosophies and Changing Policies

From Past to Present     

Summary

Exploration Questions    

References          

 

Chapter 7: Counseling for Families and Children by Lloyd T. Williams and Cynthia

Crosson-Tower

What Is Counseling?      

When a Family Might Seek Counseling 

Attitudes about Receiving Counseling   

Changing Attitudes about Counseling    

Types of Counseling      

The Counseling Process           

The Experience of Counseling   

Trends in Counseling Services  

Ethical Considerations in Counseling    

Summary

Exploration Questions    

References          

 

Chapter 8: Protecting Children When Families Cannot: Child Abuse and Neglect

Historical View   

Maltreatment Defined

Reporting Child Maltreatment    

Court Intervention in Protective Cases  

The Role of the Protective Services Worker     

Future of Protective Services    

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

Chapter 9: Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child’s Best Interests by Lynne Kellner and Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Brief History of Family-Based Services               

Assessing the Effectiveness of Family Based Services

Family Preservation Workers    

Preserve the Family or Place the Child?           

Shaping the Future of Family-Based Services  

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References

               

Chapter 10: Court Services on Behalf of Children by Judy A. Noel

Historical Perspective    

Situations Warranting Juvenile Court Intervention         

Factors Influencing Court Intervention   

The Rights of Juveniles 

Juvenile Court Processes and Procedures      

The Role of the Social Worker and the Court   

Consumer Perspective  

Alternative Approaches to Court Intervention    

Treatment of Juvenile Offenders           

Trends                

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting by Lynne Kellner

Definition of Terms        

Historical Perspective    

Through the Eyes of Society: Myths Revisited

Demographics   

Risk        

How Teens Make Decisions about Fertility and Childrearing    

Fathers   

A Teen’s View                

Services: Primary Prevention    

Services: Secondary Prevention           

Shaping the Future of Teen Pregnancy Prevention      

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References

               

Chapter 12: Children in Family Foster Care 

History of Family Foster Care    

The Nature of Foster Care Today          

Foster Parents    

Birth Parents with Children in Foster Care        

Children in Foster Care 

The Role of the Foster Care Social Worker      

The Future of Foster Care         

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

Chapter 13: The Adoption of Children          

The History of Adoption  

Definitions and Assumptions     

Issues in Adoption Today           

Adoptive Participants     

The Adoptive Process   

The Role of the Adoption Worker          

The Search        

Trends                

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

Chapter 14: Children in Residential Settings          

Historical Perspective    

Assumptions about Residential Care    

Types of Residential Settings    

Children in Residential Settings 

Life in a Residential Setting       

Working with Families of Children in Residential Care 

The Role of Staff in a Residential Setting          

Termination        

Problems within Residential Settings    

Problems for Residential Centers within the Community         

Trends                

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References

               

Chapter 15: Our Children’s Future    

What Is in Our Children’s Future?         

Preparing Those Who Help Children                 

Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century        

Summary           

Exploration Questions   

References          

 

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