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Fostering and Sustaining University/Agency Partnerships

Joan Levy Zlotnik

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/9780195321302.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter reviews the history of university/agency partnerships in child welfare research and training. The establishment of closer research ties between universities and public agencies has ... More


Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century: Outcomes, Value Tensions, and Agency Risks

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

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/9780195321302.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides a general overview of key public interests and organizational principles that shape and define the public role in child welfare. Public child welfare is concerned largely with ... More


Social Development, Social Investment, and Child Welfare

AMY CONLEY

in Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732326
eISBN:
9780199863471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732326.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

The American child welfare system has traditionally taken a residual approach to serving families, intervening only in the worst cases of child maltreatment. A number of scathing indictments have ... More


Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Duncan Lindsey and Aron Shlonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Research has already been a significant factor in child welfare policy in recent years, but this book demonstrates that it has taken a leading role in the field to spur and guide change. The chapters ... More


Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Initial Child Welfare Experience: Exploring Areas of Convergence and Divergence

Robert M. Ortega, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Mary Ruffolo, Jenell Clarke, and Rebecca Karb

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/9780195398465.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter considers the issue of racial disparities in child services. Although much attention has been given to racial and ethnic differences in child welfare service receipt, the chapter looks ... More


Survival Analysis

Shenyang Guo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337518
eISBN:
9780199864256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337518.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Survival analysis is a class of statistical methods for studying the occurrence and timing of events. Statistical analysis of longitudinal data, particularly censored data, lies at the heart of ... More


Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

John E. B. Myers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Child abuse and neglect are serious social problems. Preventing maltreatment from occurring and, when prevention fails, intervening to protect children, are vital concerns for policy makers, the ... More


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

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

Fostering Accountability presents a model of child welfare decision-making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the ... More


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


Introduction

Mark F. Testa

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/9780195321302.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of results-oriented accountability (ROA), which is about holding professionals and organizations answerable for the results (outcome) of a chosen ... More


Comparing Welfare and Child Welfare Populations: An Argument for Rethinking the Safety Net

Mark E. Courtney, Amy Dworsky, Irving Piliavin, and Steven McMurtry

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/9780195304961.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter uses data from two ongoing studies in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, to provide empirical evidence supporting the claim that workfare and child welfare programs serve increasingly similar ... More


Quality of the Early Caregiving Environment and Preschool Well-Being: An Examination of Children Entering the Child Welfare System During Infancy

Brenda Jones Harden, Jessica Vick Whittaker, Gregory Hancock, and Kevin Wang

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/9780195398465.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines outcomes for infants and the youngest children in the NSCAW sample. In particular, it examines placement stability and the quality of the caregiving environment. ... More


Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322620
eISBN:
9780199864607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

There is a profound crisis in the United States’ foster care system according to this book. No state has passed the federally mandated Child and Family Service Review; two-thirds of the state systems ... More


Conclusion

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

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/9780195321302.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter considers the future of results-oriented accountability (ROA) and the use of empirical evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy. It assesses where current child welfare policy ... More


The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in ... More


Outcomes Monitoring in Child Welfare

Tom McDonald and Mark F. Testa

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/9780195321302.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides an overview of the first stage of results-oriented accountability (ROA): the routine monitoring of child welfare outcomes. It focuses on the federal Child and Family Services ... More


Exits From Out-of-Home Care and Continuity of Mental Health Service Use

John Landsverk, Michael S. Hurlburt, Laurel Leslie, Jennifer Rolls, 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/9780195398465.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter shows a high level of continuity in mental health care use over the 36-month NSCAW study period. The pattern of continuity is robust across methods, which confers additional confidence ... More


Information Management, Interagency Collaboration, and Outcomes in Child Welfare Agencies

E. Michael Foster, Rebecca Wells, and Yu Bai

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/9780195398465.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This presents a multiple-level contextual approach to test the impact of contextual variables on child-level outcomes. It is hypothesized that child welfare agencies with high levels of both ... More


Selecting for Disability and the Welfare of the Child

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses two questions. First, is there anything wrong with deliberately creating a child with a disability (such as deafness)? Second, what is the proper role of child welfare ... 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


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