Child Welfare

Child Welfare

Connecting Research, Policy and Practice

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Univ of Toronto Pr

Children who receive child welfare services are a vulnerable group, and their numbers are growing. All who care about them need to be fully informed about current outcomes, indicators of success and failure, and best practices. This second edition ofChild Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice has a special focus on Canadian child welfare and contains entirely new material on these important themes.

The book highlights major developments in child welfare and shows how these inform directions taken in research, policy, and practice. The book includes new sections on Indigenous issues and best practices, and several of its chapters review efforts to increase supports for families in need. Contributions from new and international authors illustrate the endemic nature of child welfare challenges and how we can learn from these experiences.

Contributors provide recommendations for promoting best practice and enhancing resilience among children and families. Closing chapters within each section and at the end of the book summarize key theoretical and practice issues along with recommendations to improve the research, policy, and practice continuum in child welfare. The challenge is to translate good research into policy and practice in ways that enhance the life chances of children who need our care and protection.



Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

Children who receive child welfare services are a vulnerable group, and their numbers are growing. All who care about them need to be fully informed about current outcomes, indicators of success and failure, and best practices. This second edition of Child Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice has a special focus on Canadian child welfare and contains entirely new material on these important themes.

The book highlights major developments in child welfare and shows how these inform directions taken in research, policy, and practice. The book includes new sections on Indigenous issues and best practices, and several of its chapters review efforts to increase supports for families in need. Contributions from new and international authors illustrate the endemic nature of child welfare challenges and how we can learn from these experiences.

Contributors provide recommendations for promoting best practice and enhancing resilience among children and families. Closing chapters within each section and at the end of the book summarize key theoretical and practice issues along with recommendations to improve the research, policy, and practice continuum in child welfare. The challenge is to translate good research into policy and practice in ways that enhance the life chances of children who need our care and protection.



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The 2003 edition evolved from a Canadian Child Welfare Research and Policy Symposium. Kufeldt (sociology, U. of New Brunswick) and McKenzie (social work, U. of Manitoba) introduce new research and some international perspectives on child welfare. Following chapters on the historical and legal context of child welfare in Canada, contributors review research on the rising incidence of and differential response systems to reported child abuse and neglect, efforts to increase support to families to promote resilience, and options in the continuum of care. Case studies newly treat bi-cultural issues in responding to indigenous peoples' needs. Recommendations for improving research, policy, and practice in child welfare conclude the volume. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Children who receive child welfare services are a vulnerable group, and their numbers are growing. All who care about them need to be fully informed about current outcomes, indicators of success and failure, and best practices. This second edition of "Child Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice" has a special focus on Canadian child welfare and contains entirely new material on these important themes. The book highlights major developments in child welfare and shows how these inform directions taken in research, policy, and practice. The book includes new sections on Indigenous issues and best practices, and several of its chapters review efforts to increase supports for families in need. Contributions from new and international authors illustrate the endemic nature of child welfare challenges and how we can learn from these experiences. Contributors provide recommendations for promoting best practice and enhancing resilience among children and families. Closing chapters within each section and at the end of the book summarize key theoretical and practice issues along with recommendations to improve the research, policy, and practice continuum in child welfare. The challenge is to translate good research into policy and practice in ways that enhance the life chances of children who need our care and protection.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781554583300
Characteristics: xv, 677 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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