Critical Issues in Child Welfare

Critical Issues in Child Welfare

By: Nora S. Gustavsson (author), Elizabeth A. Segal (author)Hardback

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This volume provides a clear and concise overview of the mental, emotional, physical and social conditions of children in the United States, and the current social concerns which threaten their well-being. Traditional child welfare topics such as foster care, adoption, abuse and neglect are examined along with newer problems such as HIV and the increasing number of one-parent families living in poverty. The need for additional emphasis on proactive child welfare programmes and primary prevention is stressed throughout.


PART ONE: CARING FOR AMERICA'S CHILDRENThe Rights of ChildrenThe Health of America's ChildrenChildren and the Public SchoolsPART TWO: THE RESIDUAL NATURE OF CHILD WELFAREThe Juvenilization of PovertyChild Abuse and NeglectWhen the State Intervenes Foster Care, Adoption, and Permanency PlanningPART THREE: NEW THREATS TO CHILDRENHIV and Chemical ExposureHomeless YouthViolence and ChildrenPART FOUR: LINKING RESEARCH AND PRACTICEAssessing Infants and Children A Developmental PerspectiveA Research Agenda for the FuturePreventive Policies and Programs in Child Welfare

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803945043
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9780803945043
  • ISBN10: 0803945043

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