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Child Welfare : A Multicultural Focus - 2nd edition

Child Welfare : A Multicultural Focus (ISBN10: 0205298907; ISBN13: 9780205298907)
ISBN13: 978-0205298907
ISBN10: 0205298907

Summary: This text provides the basics of child welfare, including an overview of the generalist perspective, a history of child welfare, and a discussion of child welfare services ; however, it is distinguished by its multicultural approach. The text includes chapters on working with diverse family systems, including African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian families. This new edition also incorporates discussion and analysis of the many
changes in child welfare policy since the early 1990s, including Family Preservation, the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, and the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. New material is also presented on child maltreatment and child welfare in rural America, kinship care, the link between the community and the family, and managed care. Chapter contributors, in conjunction with lead author Neil Cohen, include instructors and professionals who are at the forefront of new developments in child welfare. Case examples are included throughout the text to provide topical and multicultural illustrations of the concepts presented and to aid classroom discussion. Features
  • A "hands-on," culturally grounded introduction to child welfare.
  • Includes chapters on working with various family systems including African-American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic families.
  • Multicultural, topical examples illustrate main concepts.
  • Includes a new chapter on child welfare and the American Indian Community.
  • Incorporates discussion and analysis of many changes in child welfare policy since the early 1990s, including Family Preservation, the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, and the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.
  • Provides new material on child maltreatment, kinship care, child welfare in rural America, managed care, and community revitalization.
  • New emphasis on the link between the welfare of the community and the family, and focus on a proactive, asset-oriented approach to child welfare.
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Summary: This text provides the basics of child welfare, including an overview of the generalist perspective, a history of child welfare, and a discussion of child welfare services ; however, it is distinguished by its multicultural approach. The text includes chapters on working with diverse family systems, including African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian families. This new edition also incorporates discussion and analysis of the many changes in child welfare policy since the early 1990s, including Family Preservation, the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, and the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. New material is also presented on child maltreatment and child welfare in rural America, kinship care, the link between the community and the family, and managed care. Chapter contributors, in conjunction with lead author Neil Cohen, include instructors and professionals who are at the forefront of new developments in child welfare. Case examples are included throughout the text to provide topical and multicultural illustrations of the concepts presented and to aid classroom discussion. Features
  • A "hands-on," culturally grounded introduction to child welfare.
  • Includes chapters on working with various family systems including African-American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic families.
  • Multicultural, topical examples illustrate main concepts.
  • Includes a new chapter on child welfare and the American Indian Community.
  • Incorporates discussion and analysis of many changes in child welfare policy since the early 1990s, including Family Preservation, the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, and the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.
  • Provides new material on child maltreatment, kinship care, child welfare in rural America, managed care, and community revitalization.
  • New emphasis on the link between the welfare of the community and the family, and focus on a proactive, asset-oriented approach to child welfare.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2000
International: No

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