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Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective (5th Edition)

Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective (5th Edition)
Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower
ISBN 13: 9780205672769
ISBN 10: 205672760
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-12-26
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
List Price: $131.80

Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home.

The Fifth Edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services.


Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, or education, this text explores child welfare and the services that exist to promote it. Includes a historical overview, the changing family, poverty, violence and other social problems, day care and school-related services, counseling, family-centered services for children, protecting children, court services, teen parents, family foster care, adoption, residential settings, and future prospects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.