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.
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.
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 Marianne Berry
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 Angela Hattery; Earl Smith
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
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