Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective by Cynthia Crosson-towerExploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective by Cynthia Crosson-tower

Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective

byCynthia Crosson-tower

Paperback | January 4, 2017

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An engaging, comprehensive overview of services for children and their families.

This practical, engaging, and informative book provides a comprehensive look at child welfare services and what can be done to best help children and families in today’s society. The new 7th Edition looks through the lens of trauma-informed care, stressing the importance of ensuring that children experience no further trauma while services are being explored. The text emphasizes the practice perspective and features numerous case examples that allow students to get a real-life look at the population they will be serving. References to applicable social work competencies appear throughout the book to help guide readers in learning how the competencies apply to practice situations. The new edition also features a new chapter on trauma-sensitive education and a new chapter on juvenile court services. In the new Enhanced Pearson eText version of the title, links to embedded videos further enhance students’ understanding of pertinent points and services, quiz questions at the end of each section help students gauge what they have learned, and essay questions at the end of each chapter challenge students to apply their learning.


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Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Tower is a Professor Emerita, at Fitchburg State University, where she taught for 24 years also founding and serving as the Director of the Child Protection Institute there. She has consulted to schools, churches and social agencies and maintains a private practice, Harvest Counseling and Consultation, specializin...
Title:Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.9 × 7.8 × 0.9 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134547926

ISBN - 13:9780134547923

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Children: Our Most Important Resource

Chapter 2. The Changing Family

Chapter 3.  Children and Families in Poverty - by Lynne Kellner and Kathleen Craigen

Chapter 4. The Impact of Violence and Addiction on Children

Chapter 5. Children Against the Backdrop of War: Addressing the Needs of Military Families

Chapter 6. Trauma-Sensitive Educational Settings - by Laura M. Garofoli

Chapter 7.  Child Abuse and Neglect: Protecting Children When Families Cannot

Chapter 8.  Family Preservation or Child Placement? Serving the Child’s Best Interests - by Lynne Kellner and Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Chapter 9.  Juvenile Court Justice: Promoting the Rights and Welfare of Children and Families - by Catherine C. Sinnott

Chapter 10.  Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting - by Lynne Kellner

Chapter 11.  Children in Family Foster Care

Chapter 12. The Adoption of Children

Chapter 13. Children in Residential Settings

Chapter 14. Our Children’s Future