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Critical Issues in Child Welfare
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Critical Issues in Child Welfare


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Social Work - Children

May 1994 | 230 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 CHILDREN
 
The Rights of Children
 
The Health of America's Children
 
Children and the Public Schools
 
PART TWO: THE RESIDUAL NATURE OF CHILD WELFARE
 
The Juvenilization of Poverty
 
Child Abuse and Neglect
 
When the State Intervenes
Foster Care, Adoption, and Permanency Planning

 
 
PART THREE: NEW THREATS TO CHILDREN
 
HIV and Chemical Exposure
 
Homeless Youth
 
Violence and Children
 
PART FOUR: LINKING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
 
Assessing Infants and Children
A Developmental Perspective

 
 
A Research Agenda for the Future
 
Preventive Policies and Programs in Child Welfare

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ISBN: 9780803945050
£47.99