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Achieving Permanence for Older Children and Youth in Foster Care
Through a novel integration of child welfare data, policy analysis, and evidence-informed youth permanency practice, the essays in this volume show how to achieve and sustain family permanence for older children and youth in foster care.
Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care : A Guide to Getting the Best out of the System for Caregivers and Practitioners
This book is the first to provide strategies for effective advocacy and placement within the foster care and kinship care systems. It also takes a rare look at the dynamics of the foster and kinship relationship, not just among children and the agency workers and service providers who intervene on their behalf, but also between children and those who take in and care for them as permanency develops.
The Welfare of Children
According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in poverty. The poverty rates for African-American and Latino children often exceeds 40 percent. Furthermore, the United States--a country that once pioneered strategies to prevent child abuse and that now spends more money fighting child abuse than any other industrialized country--also has the highest rate of child abuse in the industrialized world.
The Family at Risk by
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
The call to preserve families -- The policy framework of permanency planning and family preservation -- The empirical base for family preservation principles -- Intensive family preservation service models -- Family preservation programs and their effectiveness -- Administrative and organizational issues -- Determining "risk" and targeting appropriate cases -- The relative efficacy of hard and soft services -- Combining research and practice tools -- Future directions for family preservation.
The Social Dynamics of Family Violence by
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
"This compelling text explores family violence throughout the life course, from child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Paying special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
MDHHS Home Page. Tabs are across the top.
Inside MDHHS Tab: Careers with MDHHS, Job Openings. Adult & Children Services Tab:
Foster Care, Hope for a Home. So much more
Samaritas is a nonprofit organization in Michigan, helping foster children.
Careers tab at the top of page; Samaritas careers, videos.
Foster Care tab; Resources & FAQ, Foster Care Process, Videos
Free Career Preparation Exam - Social Worker - Learning Express Library
Welcome to Learning Express Library
Directions on how to get a free Preparation Exam for your program are below. Using Kirkland Library’s Homepage.
Use your KCC Single Sign On Login
- Click on: Kirtland Library Homepage https://www.kirtland.edu/library/
- Clink on: Electronic Resources and Databases
- Click on: Reference & Encyclopedias
- Click on: LearningExpress Library
- Click on: Career Preparation
- Click on: Prepare for an Occupation Exam
- Click on: Example: ASWB Exam
- Students will need to register to begin:::: Use Your --- Kirtland email then create a password