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Improving outcomes for children and families : finding and using international evidence

Author: Anthony N Maluccio
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
Series: Child welfare outcomes (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Improving outcomes for children and families.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
(DLC) 2010010008
(OCoLC)569508695
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony N Maluccio
ISBN: 9780857002488 0857002481
OCLC Number: 753976759
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. I. Evaluating outcomes for children and families : improving the evidence base. --
Improving the evidence base / Anthony N. Maluccio [and others] --
Demystifying evidence in child welfare / Nina Biehal --
Unlocking the mysteries of program evaluation : lessons from a comprehensive evaluation of an innovative program to reunify families / Barbara A. Pine and Robin Spath --
pt. II. Methods for finding and using evidence. --
Evaluating complexity in community-based programs / Anita Lightburn and Chris Warren-Adamson --
Approaches to evaluation in services for families and children / Cinzia Canali, Anthony N. Maluccio and Tiziano Vecchiato --
Understanding the nature, structure and context of services in family support centres / Marianne Berry and Colleen Reed --
In their own words : alumni of foster care in the US talk about preparation for independent living / Anne Nicoll [and others] --
The challenge of using administrative data in cross-national evaluations of services in out-of-home care / June Thoburn. pt. III. Evaluating outcomes in the real world : international evidence from community-based practice. --
Taking standardised programmes to different cultural contexts : an example from Scotland / Jane Aldgate and Wendy Rose --
Child physical abuse and neglect : risk assessment and evaluation of early prevention programmes / Hans Grietens --
Identifying outcomes at the Sunshine Family Centre in Outer London / Marian Brandon --
The important place of professional relationship : a case study of an Israeli family / Anat Zeira --
Evaluation of sensitised practice in a community centre in Aotearoa, New Zealand / Robyn Munford, Jackie Sanders, and Bruce Maden --
Assessing practice in a child and family centre in Australia / Patricia M. McNamara --
Afterword. Cross-national perspectives and ideas / Mark Ezell.
Series Title: Child welfare outcomes (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Responsibility: edited by Anthony N. Maluccio [and others] ; foreword by James K. Whittaker.

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