Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs by Gerald MallonChild Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs by Gerald Mallon

Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs

EditorGerald Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

Hardcover | September 9, 2014

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The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), which became law in 1997, elicited a major shift in federal policy and thinking toward child welfare, emphasizing children's safety, permanency, and well-being over preserving biological ties at all costs. The first edition of this volume mapped the field of child welfare after ASFA's passage, detailing the practices, policies, programs, and research affected by the legislation's new attitude toward care. This second edition highlights the continuously changing child welfare climate in the U.S., including content on the Fostering Connections Act of 2008.

The authors have updated the text throughout, drawing from real-world case examples and data obtained from the national Child and Family Services Reviews and emerging empirically based practices. They have also added chapters addressing child welfare workforce issues, supervision, and research and evaluation. The volume is divided into four sections-child and adolescent well-being, child and adolescent safety, permanency for children and adolescents, and systemic issues within services, policies, and programs. Recognized scholars, practitioners, and policy makers discuss meaningful engagement with families, particularly Latino families; health care for children and youth, including mental health care; effective practices with LGBT youth and their families; placement stability; foster parent recruitment and retention; and the challenges of working with immigrant children, youth, and families.

Gerald P. Mallon is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and executive director of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silverman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He is the author or editor of twenty-two books, including Gay Men Choosing Parenthood; We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome ...
Title:Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and ProgramsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:776 pagesPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231151802

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: An Overview of Children, Youth, and Family Services, Policies, and Programs in the United States, by Gerald P. Mallon and Peg McCartt HessHistorical Evolution of Child Welfare Services, by Brenda McGowanPart 1. Child and Adolescent Well-BeingFamily Support Services, by Susan P. Kemp, Tracey K. Burke, Kara Allen-Eckard, Melissa F. Becker, and Amy AckroydMeaningful Family Engagement, by Nicole Bossard, Angela Braxton, and Debra ConwayEngaging Latino Families, by Hilda Rivera-RodríguezHealth Care for Children and Youth, by Jan McCarthy and Maria WoolvertonMental Health Care for Children and Youth, by Martha Morrison DoreEducational Issues for Children and Youth, by Kristin Kelly, Kathleen McNaught, and Janet StotlandLGBT Youth and Their Families, by Diane ElzeRunaway and Homeless Youth, by Karen M. StallerPart 2. Child and Adolescent SafetyChild Abuse and Neglect, by Neil B. Guterman, Kristin L. Berg, and Catherine A. TaylorChild Protective Services, by Diane DePanfilis and Theresa CostelloRisk Assessment, by Aron Shlonsky and Eileen GambrillFamily Preservation, by Marianne Berry and Sara McLeanSexual Abuse Issues, by Kathleen Coulborn FallerSubstance Abuse Issues, by Joseph P. Ryan and Hui HuangDomestic Violence Issues, by Judy PostmusPart 3. Permanency for Children and AdolescentsReunification, by Barbara A. Pine, Robin Spath, and Stephanie GosteliGuardianship, by Mark Testa and Jennifer MillerCustomary Adoption for American Indian and Alaskan Native Children, by Terry CrossKinship Care, by Rebecca L. Hegar and Maria ScannapiecoAdoption, by Gerald P. MallonBirthmothers, by Leslie Doty HollingsworthAdoption Disruption, by Trudy FestingerUnpacking Permanency for Youth: Overuse/Misuse of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) as a Permanency Goal, by Jennifer Renne and Gerald P. MallonYouth Development and Transitional Living Services, by Mary Elizabeth CollinsFamily Foster Care, by Madelyn FreundlichResidential Services, by Lloyd Bullard, Katherine Gaughan, and Larry W. OwensSibling Issues, by Rebecca L. HegarVisits: Critical to the Well-Being and Permanency of Children and Youth in Care, by Peg McCartt HessPostpermanency Services, by Madelyn Freundlich and Lois WrightPart 4. Systemic Issues in Children, Youth, and Family Services, Policies, and ProgramsThe Child and Family Services Reviews, by Linda Mitchell, Miranda Lynch Thomas, and Bonita ParkerPlacement Stability, by Amy C. D'Andrade and Sigrid JamesFoster Parent Recruitment and Retention, by Eileen Mayers Pasztor and Myrna L. McNittLegal and Judicial Engagement, by Marvin VentrellChild Welfare Workforce Issues, by Sara Munson, Mary McCarthy, and Nancy DickinsonChild Welfare Supervision, by Cathryn C. Potter, Michele Hanna, and Charmaine BrittainResearch and Evaluation, by Crystal Collins-CamargoDisproportionate Representation of Children and Youth, by Ruth G. McRoyFatherhood, by Tanya M. CoakleyImmigrant Children, Youth, and Families, by Ilze Earner, Rowena Fong, and Carol SmolenskiContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

Mallon and Hess offer an extraordinarily comprehensive account of child welfare practice, policy, and programming in this updated version of their 2005 classic.... Highly recommended.