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Patterns and Predictors of Mental Health Services Use by Children in Contact With the Child Welfare System

Sarah McCue Horwitz, Michael S. Hurlburt, and Jinjin Zhang

in Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398465
eISBN:
9780199863426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews studies of mental health service need and use in children involved in the child welfare system. It presents two comprehensive views: one of the research literature leading up to ... More


Informing Child Welfare: The Promise and Limits of Empirical Research

Leroy H. Pelton

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the relevance and irrelevance of research on public child welfare, focusing on issues such as child removal, family preservation, and child protection. This is done against the ... More


Performance-Based Contracting: Aligning Incentives with Outcomes to Produce Results

Ken Taylor and Michael Shaver

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses performance-based contracting (PBC) and budgeting in public child welfare, drawing on experiences in implementing PBC in Chicago and Philadelphia. The approach incorporated ... More


Innovations in Child Welfare: Preventing Out-of-Home Placement of Abused and Neglected Children

JULIA H. LITTELL and JOHN R. SCHUERMAN

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195111552
eISBN:
9780199865734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter focuses on a major service delivery innovation in child welfare—the provision of intensive in-home services aimed at keeping families together and preventing out-of-home placement of ... More


The Fading Promise of Welfare Reform to End Child Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the effects of the most important event affecting poor children in the last several decades: the welfare reform of 1996. It is now possible to examine the consequences of this ... More


The End of Child Welfare: The Transformation of Child Welfare into Child Protective Services

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter explores the transformation of the public child welfare system into a child protection system. In 1962, in the Journal of the American Medical Association C. Henry Kempe and his ... More


Child Welfare Reform through Demonstration Research: Permanency Planning

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The previous chapter examined the effectiveness of casework intervention to bring about change by reforming the individual client using case management, counseling, and therapeutic approaches. ... More


Dealing with Child Abuse, the Red Herring of Child Welfare

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter questions the soundness of child abuse remaining the principal focus of decision-making. It describes how efforts to protect children from alleged physical and sexual assault have ... More


The Rise and Fall of Welfare for Disadvantaged Children in America

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter traces the rise of the modern welfare system in the United States, and the causes that led to the continued high rates of welfare up to the end of the 20th century. It examines the ... More


Combatting Child Abuse in Finland: From Family to Child-centered Orientation

Tarja Pösö

in Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Over a period of ten years or so, the Finnish child welfare system has moved from family centered policy and practice towards a more child centered orientation. Since 1995, the scope of child welfare ... More


The Changing Portrait of the American Family

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the child welfare system has adapted to the changing conditions of American families. After World War II mothers began a long steady entry back into the labor force that ... More


The Tender Years: Toward Developmentally Sensitive Child Welfare Services for Very Young Children

Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, Richard P. Barth, and Melissa Jonson-Reid

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195114539
eISBN:
9780199865819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114539.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The first few years of life are a time of unparalleled physical, intellectual, and emotional development. But they can also be a time of neglect and abuse: this is the period when children are most ... More


The Decision to Remove a Child

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Critical to the functioning of the child welfare system is the process of decision-making. Which children should be removed from their families and placed in foster care? When should they be removed? ... More


The Juvenile Victim Justice System: A Concept for Helping Victims

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter proposes the idea for a de facto juvenile victim justice system, a complex set of agencies and institutions that responds to juvenile victims of crime and violence, including both child ... More


Closing

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The closing chapter brings the arguments together and presents a summary of the analysis and a discussion of future directions. Today, in the United States the major remaining social failure has been ... More


Child welfare removals by the state—complex and controversial decisions

Kenneth Burns, Tarja Pösö, and Marit Skivenes

in Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190459567
eISBN:
9780190459581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459567.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The introduction provides a general framework for the book and sets the focus for it. It aims to undertake a comprehensive examination of the formats, range of participants, powers, thresholds for ... More


Epilogue: on developing empowering child welfare systems and the welfare research needed to create them

Keith Pringle

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews what is believed as the major future challenges facing research, policy and practice in the field of child and family social work, not only in the Nordic countries but also ... More


Immigrant Parents’ Perceptions of the “Best Interests of the Child”

Qingwen Xu

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Professionals are mandated to follow the “best interests of the child” principle while working with children and their families. However, the meaning of the best interests of the child in the context ... More


They Want to See You Fail: Dilemmas in Child Welfare

Lauren J. Silver

in System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622590
eISBN:
9781469622613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622590.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the organization of the book. This book reveals how the child welfare system compromises its own mission, and how it fails to lessen hardship in the lives of young ... More


System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Lauren J. Silver

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622590
eISBN:
9781469622613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622590.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book considers the daily lives of adolescent mothers as they negotiate the child welfare system to meet the needs of their children and themselves. Often categorized as dependent and delinquent, ... More


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