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ISBN-13 9780205624010ISBN-10 0205624014
ISBN-10 0205571905ISBN-13 9780205571901
Author(s): Susan Whitelaw Downs; Ernestine Moore; Jean McFadden
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 512

This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services.  It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. 

A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children.  In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.