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Exploring child welfare : a practice perspective

Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2013.
Series: Advancing core competencies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook 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. Upon completing this book, readers 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Crosson-Tower
ISBN: 9780205819928 0205819923
OCLC Number: 780288795
Description: xxvii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Children : our most important resource --
The changing family --
Childhood poverty in the United States --
Violence, addiction, and homelessness : current societal problems and their impact on children --
Serving the developing child : day care services --
Serving the developing child : services in schools --
Counseling for families and children --
Family-centered services for children --
Protecting children when families cannot : child abuse and neglect --
Court services on behalf of children --
Our children's children : teen parents and their children --
Children in family foster care --
The adoption of children --
Children in residential settings --
Our children's future.
Series Title: Advancing core competencies series
Responsibility: Cynthia Crosson-Tower.

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This textbook 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. Upon completing this book, readers 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, and imagine how they might use their own personal talents as future child welfare workers.

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