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By Gerald P. Mallon, Peg McCartt Hess

This updated and entire source by way of leaders in baby welfare is the 1st ebook to mirror the influence 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 teenagers, adolescence, and kin providers within the United States-policymakers, social staff, psychologists, educators, lawyers, guardians advert litem, and family members court docket judges& mdash;and as a textual content for college students of kid welfare perform and policy.Features comprise: * equipped round ASFA's guiding ideas of wellbeing and fitness, defense, and permanency * concentrate on evidence-based "best practices" * Case examples built-in all through * First e-book to incorporate facts from the 1st around of nationwide baby and relatives provider ReviewsTopics mentioned comprise the most recent on prevention of kid abuse and forget and baby protecting prone; possibility and resilience in baby improvement; attractive households; connecting households with public and group assets; future health and psychological well-being care wishes of kids and kids; household violence; substance abuse within the family members; family members renovation companies; kin help companies and the mixing of family-centered practices in baby welfare; homosexual and lesbian young people and their households; young ones with disabilities; and runaway and homeless adolescence. The individuals additionally discover matters bearing on foster care and adoption, together with a spotlight on permanency making plans for kids and formative years and the necessity to supply prone which are individualized and culturally and spiritually conscious of consumers. A assessment of salient systemic matters within the box of kids, adolescence, and kinfolk providers completes this assortment.

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CHILD WELFARE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY minimal level of sustenance, moral guidance, and work training via the provision of substitute care to providing the supports necessary to enable parents to care adequately for children in their own homes, arranging substitute care only on the basis of individualized assessment of case need. The concept of state intervention in family life to protect the interests of children was gaining increased acceptance, and efforts had been made to expand societal provisions and protections for all children via the establishment of free compulsory education, child labor protections, the development of limited homemaker services, day nurseries, maternal and child health programs, mothers’ pensions, and child guidance clinics.

To what purpose do we make this revolutionary change? Why do we create this new army of government employees? . If it is claimed that the Children’s Bureau is to devote its attention chiefly to the poor, my answer is that the poor are entitled to the best as well as the rich. . But this is not the purpose of the bill. I repeat that its basic idea is that the American people do not know how to take care of themselves; and that the state must force its official nose into the private homes of the people; that a system of espionage must be established over every woman about to give birth to a child and over the child, at least until it arrives at school age.

Children’s needs; Saving children vs. supporting families; Federal vs. state vs. local responsibility; Public vs. voluntary financing and service provision; Developmental vs. protective services; In-home vs. foster family vs. institutional care; Appropriate boundaries between the child welfare, family service, juvenile justice, mental health, and mental retardation systems vs. comprehensive, integrated services; Individualized, pluralistic modes of interventions vs. uniform standards and treatment; Specialized professional services vs.

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