Reforming Child Protection

Reforming Child Protection

Vital as child protection work is, this book argues that there is a pressing need for change in the understanding and consequent organization of child protection in many English speaking countries.

Author: Bob Lonne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134109234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

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Child protection is one of the most high profile and challenging areas of social work, as well as one where children’s lives and family life are seen to be at stake. Vital as child protection work is, this book argues that there is a pressing need for change in the understanding and consequent organization of child protection in many English speaking countries. The authors present compelling evidence from around the globe demonstrating that systems across the Western world are failing children, families and social workers. They then set out a radical plan for reform: Providing an overview of contemporary child protection policies and practices across the English speaking world Presenting a clear and innovative theoretical framework for understanding the problems in the child protection system Developing an alternative, ethical framework which locates child protection in the broader context of effective and comprehensive support for children, young people and families at the neighbourhood and community levels Grounded in the recent and contemporary literature, research and scholarly inquiry, this book capitalises on the experiences and voices of children, young people, families and workers who are the most significant stakeholders in child protection. It will be an essential read for those who work, research, teach or study in the area.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Reforming the Adoption and Foster Care System in the District of Columbia

Reforming the Adoption and Foster Care System in the District of Columbia

The initiative with the newly formed collaboratives holds the promise of
increasing the safety of children who remain with their ... Updating the Child
Protection Law for the District of Columbia A broad range of stakeholders in the
child welfare ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructing, and the District of Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5104662

Category: Adoption

Page: 141

View: 763

Categories: Adoption

Working Ethically in Child Protection

Working Ethically in Child Protection

This book explores the ethical issues surrounding child protection interventions and offers a process-oriented approach to ethical practice and decision making in child protection and family welfare practice.

Author: Bob Lonne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317914457

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 178

In their day-to-day practice, social work and human services practitioners frequently find themselves in confusing ethical quandaries, trying to balance the numerous competing interests of protecting children from harm and promoting family and community capacity. This book explores the ethical issues surrounding child protection interventions and offers a process-oriented approach to ethical practice and decision making in child protection and family welfare practice. Its aim is to prepare students and early-career professionals for roles in the complex and challenging work of child protection and family support. Beginning with a critical analysis and appreciation of the diverse organisational and cultural contexts of contemporary child protection and ethical decision-making frameworks, the authors outline a practical ‘real-world’ model for reshaping frontline ethical practice. Moving away from a focus on the child apart from the family, the authors recognise that child safeguarding affects the lives, not just of children, but also of parents, grandparents and communities. Working Ethically in Child Protection eschews dominant rational-technical models for relational ones that are value centred and focus on family well-being as a whole. Rather than a single focus on assessing risk and diagnosing deficit, this book recognises that our child protection systems bear down disproportionately on those from disadvantaged and marginalised communities and argues that what is needed is real support and practical assistance for poor and vulnerable parents and children. It uses real-world case examples to illustrate the relevant ethical and practice principles, and ways in which students and practitioners can practise ethically when dealing with complex, multi-faceted issues.
Categories: Social Science

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post Soviet Space

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post Soviet Space

We still have a long way to go to get rid of the 'abandoned children' notion. Child
protection services (opeka) must be directly focused on placing those children in
families and helping foster families. There should be no 'un-adopted' children in ...

Author: Meri Kulmala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000193664

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 643

This book provides new and empirically grounded research-based knowledge and insights into the current transformation of the Russian child welfare system. It focuses on the major shift in Russia’s child welfare policy: deinstitutionalisation of the system of children’s homes inherited from the Soviet era and an increase in fostering and adoption. Divided into four sections, this book details both the changing role and function of residential institutions within the Russian child welfare system and the rapidly developing form of alternative care in foster families, as well as work undertaken with birth families. By analysing the consequences of deinstitutionalisation and its effects on children and young people as well as their foster and birth parents, it provides a model for understanding this process across the whole of the post-Soviet space. It will be of interest to academics and students of social work, sociology, child welfare, social policy, political science, and Russian and East European politics more generally.
Categories: Social Science

Hearing to Examine Child Welfare Reform Proposals

Hearing to Examine Child Welfare Reform Proposals

Statement of Tracey Feild , Institute for Human Services Management , Baltimore
, Maryland Reforming Child Welfare Financing Introduction The current debate
on what is wrong with child welfare funding is focused primarily on the lack of ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Human Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754078643859

Category: Child abuse

Page: 108

View: 183

Categories: Child abuse

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Many jurisdictions have extended their statutes of limitations (both civil and
criminal) for child sexual abuse. ... [39] [36] See generally Susan Vivian Mangold,
Reforming Child Protection in Response to the Catholic Church Child Sexual
Abuse ...

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543804348

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 520

View: 955

Domestic Violence: Legal and Social Reality, Second Edition is a domestic violence casebook featuring cases, statutes, notes, interdisciplinary materials, narratives, and problems. The text is illuminated by a particular sensitivity to the victim’s perspective as well as to issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. New to the Second Edition: Most up-to-date treatment, including coverage of pending Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, federal guidance on campus sexual assault, reversal of federal policy on asylum, and national screening recommendations Inclusion of new cases addressing same-sex intimate partner violence, federal firearms laws, tribal law, lethality assessment, and cyberstalking Coverage of cutting-edge issues of revenge porn and role of domestic violence in mass shootings New developments in child custody law, including the “safety-first” paradigm Professors and students will benefit from: Materials reflecting the social reality of intimate partner violence through human-interest narratives that complement the cases Integration of interdisciplinary perspectives, including excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, literature, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, and medicine Analyses of current social science research to enhance student understanding Focus on cutting-edge areas of law and often-ignored issues Coverage of the full range of types of abuse Presentation of a variety of problem exercises derived from actual cases and current events Easy adaptation to shorter or longer courses
Categories: Family & Relationships

Exploring Child Welfare

Exploring Child Welfare

Costin , L . B . , Karger , H . J . , & Stoesz , D . The Politics of Child Abuse in
America . New York : Oxford University Press , 1996 . Finkelhor , D . “ The Lazy
Revolutionary ' s Guide to the Prospects for Reforming Child Welfare , ” Child
Abuse ...

Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015040040597

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

View: 765

Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, or education, this text explores child welfare and the services that exist to promote it. Includes a historical overview, the changing family, poverty, violence and other social problems
Categories: Social Science

Report of Work Under the Ontario Children s Protection Act

Report of Work Under the Ontario Children s Protection Act

The largest measure of the encouragement , however , comes from the
undoubted benefit to the children rescued and ... needful in dealing with them by
the court , also furnishes a clue to the best means to be adopted for reforming
them .

Author: Ontario. Dept. of Neglected and Dependent Children

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:097547158

Category:

Page:

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Review of the Child Care Act

Review of the Child Care Act

6 Balancing the various dimensions of child protection legislation and practice 10
. 2 . ... Different countries have struck a The National Coalition for Child Protection
Reform in the USA claims that current definitions of neglect are too broad and ...

Author: South African Law Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063191204

Category: Children

Page:

View: 119

Categories: Children

The Politics of Child Protection

The Politics of Child Protection

Reforming. child. protection: a. child-centred. system? On taking office, the
coalition government immediately changed the name of the Department for
Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to the Department for Education (DfE),
with Michael ...

Author: Nigel Parton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137269300

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 891

From Every Child Matters and the Munro Review, to changing shifts in thinking from Coalition government; the child protection system has seen dramatic political and policy developments over recent years. This book brings you a critical analysis of these developments from a leading writer and commentator. It begins by exploring the origins of present-day arrangements, locating English policy and practice in both a wider British and international context. It examines tragic cases such as 'Baby P' and Maria Colwell, considering their impact on public and professional attitudes and, in turn, the implications for the child protection system. Looking to the future of child protection, Nigel Parton considers the current state of the system and argues that we need to address wider social and political issues, including poverty, class and inequality. Original, authoritative and up-to-date, The Politics of Child Protection is an important book for all students, practitioners and researchers interested in safeguarding and child protection.
Categories: Social Science

The Practice of Child Protection

The Practice of Child Protection

Since that legislation was passed , Victoria's child welfare laws have been
substantially rewritten by the Children and ... passed the Children ( Care and
Protection ) Act after many years of debate about reforming the child protection
laws .

Author: Gillian Calvert

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063017648

Category: Abused children

Page: 218

View: 181

Aboriginal issues - Prevention - Children in the legal system - Children's rights, adults responsibilities.
Categories: Abused children

Innocenti Working Papers

Innocenti Working Papers

Child Protection and Youth Justice • 7.1 The reforms of child protection and youth
justice The reform of child protection and youth justice legislation became a part
of the general reform process in the 1980s . The Children and Young Persons ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094752585

Category: Child welfare

Page:

View: 641

Categories: Child welfare

Reforming families

Reforming families

1970's : Rising Caseloads and Needed Reform In 1974 , Congress authorized
funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act ( CAPTA ) that helped
states establish child protective services and policies , as well as some
community ...

Author: Jennifer Anne Reich

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X65134

Category:

Page: 650

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Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

"[O]ffers creative ways to build alliances with families…using languageand motivational interviewing to help parents focus onproblem-solving….a valuable resource." --Virginia Child Protection Newsletter

Author: Insoo Kim Berg

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 039370310X

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 201

"[O]ffers creative ways to build alliances with families…using languageand motivational interviewing to help parents focus onproblem-solving….a valuable resource." --Virginia Child Protection Newsletter
Categories: Political Science

Legislative Report Child Welfare Reform Pilot Projects

Legislative Report Child Welfare Reform Pilot Projects

These pilot projects are examining various reforms in how Minnesota counties
respond to reports of child maltreatment . ... and they provide a foundation for
several preliminary recommendations regarding reform in the child protection
system .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01699959H

Category: Child abuse

Page: 17

View: 621

Categories: Child abuse

Poverty Research News

Poverty Research News

... have more support for Making a Real Commitment to Prevention Efforts :
Reforming the “ Front - End ” of Child Welfare ... A block grant would allow states
to experiment with different approaches to protecting children without worrying
about ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050221970

Category: Poverty

Page:

View: 510

Categories: Poverty

When the Invisible Hand Rocks the Cradle

When the Invisible Hand Rocks the Cradle

Author: Alison J. Blaiklock

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C091277663

Category: Children

Page: 64

View: 125

Studies the impact of economic and social reforms in New Zealand since the mid-1980s on the well-being of children.
Categories: Children

Community Facilities for Child Protection in Alameda County

Community Facilities for Child Protection in Alameda County

In their 42 Annual Report of 1906 , the societies following New York's lead
defended their position , asserting that they were " never created for the purpose
of reforming or educating children . " They were " simply a hand affixed to the arm
of ...

Author: Mary Olivia Williams Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C193494

Category:

Page: 264

View: 962

Categories:

Re Visioning Public Health Approaches for Protecting Children

Re Visioning Public Health Approaches for Protecting Children

This volume provides readers around the globe with a focused and comprehensive examination of how to prevent and respond to child maltreatment using evidence-informed public health approaches and programs that meet the needs of vulnerable ...

Author: Bob Lonne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030058586

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 966

This volume provides readers around the globe with a focused and comprehensive examination of how to prevent and respond to child maltreatment using evidence-informed public health approaches and programs that meet the needs of vulnerable children, and struggling families and communities. It outlines the system failures of contemporary forensically-driven child protection practice. Detailed guidance is provided about how to re-think earlier intervention strategies, and establish stronger and more effective programs and services that prevent maltreatment at the population level. Service user and stakeholder perspectives, particularly from marginalized groups including Indigenous peoples, highlight how public health approaches can better support families and keep children safe. Case studies from different countries grapple with the fraught nature of large system change and the various strategies needed to effect multi-level reforms. Presenting the reader with an array of innovative services used in different institutional and community context, this volume confronts the complex challenges found in implementing successful prevention programs that are aligned with diverse cultural and political environments and community expectations.
Categories: Social Science

The Research Process in the Human Services

The Research Process in the Human Services

Portland , ME : National Child Welfare Resource Center for Management and
Administration . McCurdy , K . ... Washington , DC : American Public Welfare
Association . Waldfogel , J . ( 2000 ) . Reforming child protective services . Child
Welfare ...

Author: Leslie B. Alexander

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015063666302

Category: Psychology

Page: 491

View: 268

In this book, Alexander and Solomon have compiled twenty original research articles (previously published in a wide range of respected journals) that illustrate different methodological approaches and issues in developing and implementing community-based research, with a range of vulnerable respondents, of different ages, from a range of minority groups. Among service populations included are those who are homeless, have substance abuse problems, are severely mentally ill, and are involved with the child welfare and criminal justice systems. Each article is accompanied by original commentaries by the reprinted articles' authors, in which they describe how and why they came to do the research; concerns in the design and conduct of the study; their own views about the strengths and limitations of the research; advice about future research in the area; and human subjects' issues, including working with IRBs. Through this presentation, the text documents the lived experience of doing research, including its challenges, as well as its joys.
Categories: Psychology