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Balancing family-centered services and child well-being : exploring issues in policy, practice, theory, and research

Author: Elaine Walton; Patricia Sandau-Beckler; Marc Mannes
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
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With contributions ranging from academic and professional theorists and policy developers to independent social workers, this book explores the development of family-centred services, the processes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Walton; Patricia Sandau-Beckler; Marc Mannes
ISBN: 0231112823 9780231112826 0231112831 9780231112833
OCLC Number: 45446166
Description: xviii, 376 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Family-centered services: a typology, brief history, and overview of current program implementation and evaluation challenges / Peter J. Pecora, Kellie Reed-Ashcraft, and Raymond S. Kirk --
Values and ethics for family-centered practice / John P. Ronnau --
Cultural competency in providing family-centered services / Rowena Fong --
A conceptual framework for family-centered services / Elaine Walton --
Family-centered assessment and goal setting / Patricia Sandau-Beckler --
Well-being and family-centered services: the value of the developmental assets framework / Marc Mannes --
Interventions: hard and soft services / Elizabeth M. Tracy --
Formal and informal kinship care: supporting the whole family / Gary R. Anderson --
Family group conferencing: an "extended family" process to safeguard children and strengthen family well-being / Lisa Merkel-Holguin, with contributions from Kimberly Ribich --
Targeting the right families for family-centered services: current dilemmas and future directions / Ramona W. Denby --
Walking our talk in the neighborhoods: going beyond lip service in service delivery improvement / Kim Apple ... [et al.] --
Evaluation in a dynamic environment: assessing change when nothing is constant / Marianne Berry, Marian Bussey, and Scottye J. Cash --
Multisystemic therapy: theory, research, and practice / Colleen A. Halliday-Boykins and Scott W. Henggeler --
Reclaiming a family-centered services reform agenda / Marc Mannes --
Shaping the future of family-centered services: competition or collaboration? / Kristine E. Nelson.
Responsibility: Elaine Walton, Patricia Sandau-Beckler, Marc Mannes, editors.

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