Child Welfare for the 21st Century: A Handbook of Practices, by Gerald P. Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

By Gerald P. Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

This updated and complete source via leaders in baby welfare is the 1st e-book to mirror the impression of the Adoption and secure households Act (ASFA) of 1997. The textual content serves as a single-source reference for a big selection of pros who paintings in youngsters, early life, and relatives companies within the United States-policymakers, social staff, psychologists, educators, lawyers, guardians advert litem, and kinfolk courtroom judges& mdash;and as a textual content for college students of kid welfare perform and policy.Features contain: * equipped round ASFA's guiding ideas of wellbeing and fitness, protection, and permanency * specialise in evidence-based "best practices" * Case examples built-in all through * First ebook to incorporate information from the 1st around of nationwide baby and relations carrier ReviewsTopics mentioned comprise the most recent on prevention of kid abuse and forget and baby protecting prone; threat and resilience in baby improvement; attractive households; connecting households with public and group assets; well-being and psychological future health care wishes of kids and teens; family violence; substance abuse within the kin; kin maintenance prone; relatives aid prone and the mixing of family-centered practices in baby welfare; homosexual and lesbian teens and their households; young children with disabilities; and runaway and homeless adolescence. The participants additionally discover concerns referring to foster care and adoption, together with a spotlight on permanency making plans for kids and adolescence and the necessity to offer prone which are individualized and culturally and spiritually conscious of consumers. A overview of salient systemic matters within the box of youngsters, adolescence, and kinfolk providers completes this assortment.

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However, an earlier law required that children be placed in facilities under the auspices of the same religious faith as their parents, and sectarian agencies were pressing hard for subsidy. Consequently, a system developed whereby local communities paid a per capita subsidy to voluntary, primarily sectarian, agencies for the care of dependent children (Abbott 1938). Michigan adopted still another approach after almshouse care for children was prohibited in 1881. A state school for dependent children had been established in 1871, which included a program to investigate and supervise foster homes for children placed by the school.

Provisions were made at the lowest cost possible for the local community, in part because of the widespread belief that indolence and depravity should not be rewarded. Parents who were unable to provide for their children were thought to have abrogated their parental rights, and children were perceived primarily as property that could be disposed of according to the will of their owners—parents, masters, and/or public authorities who assumed the costs of their care. The goal was to make provisions for dependent children that would best serve the interests of the community, not the individual child.

The movement to create a federal agency representing 19 20 [ CHILD WELFARE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TA B L E 1 . S. L. L. L. L. L. L. L. L. L. L. 107-133 1967 1974 1975 1978 1980 1993 1994 1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 children’s interests was led by Jane Addams and Lillian Wald and included a coalition of leaders from the state boards of charities and corrections, voluntary social service agencies, settlement houses, labor and women’s groups, and the National Child Labor Committee. S. Statutes 1912, as cited in Parker and Carpenter 1981:62): Investigate and report .

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