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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


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


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


Research Review of Evidence in Child Welfare

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/9780195321302.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) specified the accountability concerns for public child welfare and codified the outcomes for children served in these systems as safety, permanence, ... More


Logic of Results-Oriented Accountability: Populations, Interventions, Comparisons, and Outcomes

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/9780195321302.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explicates the framework of results-oriented accountability (ROA). The framework of ROA builds on a common foundation of clinical practice and policy management, which conceives of child ... More


Evaluation of Child Welfare Interventions

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/9780195321302.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter lays out an evaluative framework for assessing the internal validity of promising interventions, which is sufficiently robust to withstand credible challenges to inferences about ... More


Child Welfare Research: An Introduction

Duncan Lindsey, Aron Shlonsky, and Alan McLuckie

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/9780195304961.003.0024
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of developments in child welfare research over the past half-century. It then presents an overview of the six parts of the book: (1) child welfare ... More


Flexibility, Innovation, and Experimentation: The Rise and Fall of Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations

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/9780195321302.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter reviews the history of the IV-E waiver program and discusses some alternative proposals for promoting flexibility and innovation. In 2006, Congress did not renew the Health and Human ... More


Beyond Child Welfare: International Perspectives on Child and Family Policies

Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn

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/9780195304961.003.0021
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the evolving attention to achieving the goal of child well-being through a broad child and family approach rather than a narrow focus on protecting children against abuse and ... 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


Child Welfare in the Netherlands: Between Privacy and Protection

Trudie Knijn and Carolus van Nijnatten

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/9780199793358.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines developments in child protection practices in the Netherlands since the 1990s. It describes the institutional relationship between child protection agencies and overall child ... More


Promoting Child Well-Being Through Early Intervention: Findings from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Arthur J. Reynolds and Joshua Mersky

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/9780195304961.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) on the impacts of the Chicago Child-Parent-Center (CPC) program, which provides educational and family support services to ... More


The Influence of an Adoption Experiment on Social Policy

Trudy Festinger

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/9780195304961.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents research results that provided the rationale for the adoption of legislation in New York State in 2005, which, among other things, improved the handling of adoption cases by the ... More


Dialogical management

Carolus van Nijnatten

in Children's agency, children's welfare: A dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424891
eISBN:
9781447301837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424891.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores the effect of a new child welfare policy on dialogical services. It starts by discussing the social mission of child welfare. It then goes on to explain the rise of a new ... More


Child, welfare, agency

Carolus van Nijnatten

in Children's agency, children's welfare: A dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424891
eISBN:
9781447301837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424891.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces the case of Jennifer, who has been living in children's homes and foster families since the age of two. She has a history of neglect and abuse. Throughout her young life, ... More


Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives

Jon Lawrence and Pat Starkey (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236764
eISBN:
9781846312816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312816
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This collection of twelve essays contributes to the understanding of child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It challenges many assumptions about the history of ... More


The Campaign for School Meals in Edwardian Scotland

John Stewart

in Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236764
eISBN:
9781846312816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236764.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the politics of school meal provision in Scotland, demonstrating how groups hostile to state intervention were able to secure the exclusion of Scotland from the 1906 School ... More


Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Catherine E. Rymph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the ... More


Research, policy and practice

Nick Frost and Bernie Jackson

in Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335801
eISBN:
9781447335856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335801.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines research evidence that underpins family group conferences (FGCs) and addresses its implications for policy and practice. There are powerful value-based reasons for engaging with ... More


Biological and Psychological Dimensions of Integrative Attachments

Terence E. Hébert, Ellen Moss, Daniel Cere, and Hyun Song

in What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the biological and psychological bases of attachment, focusing on the development of bonds between parent and child. It first explains the biological bases of attachment ... More


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