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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice (8th Edition)

Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice (8th Edition)
Author: Susan Whitelaw Downs - Ernestine Moore - Emily Jea
ISBN 13: 9780205571901
ISBN 10: 205571905
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: 2008-01-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 534
List Price: $183.20

This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks.

A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children. In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.