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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


Kinship Care in Family-Serving Agencies

Dana Burdnell Wilson

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the development of kinship care practice in family-serving agencies. Family-serving agencies are setting goals for kinship care services that embrace a broad and inclusive ... More


Working With High-Risk Children and Families in Their Own Homes: An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Vulnerable Children

Jean A. Adnopoz

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0024
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

The family has long been recognized as the most effective, long-term institution for raising children. Adequately functioning families socialize children, transmit intergenerational values and ... More


How Do We Know What Works? The Quality of Published Reviews of Evidence-Based Practices

Julia H. Littell

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/9780195304961.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the development and dissemination of information on the efficacy and effectiveness of one of the most prominent evidence-based practices for youth and families — multisystemic ... More


Data for Policy Planning and Analysis

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/9780195321302.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter builds on the previous chapter's discussion of the limitations of the existing Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) outcomes indicators that rely heavily on cross-sectional samples of ... 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


Innovative Intervention Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers 1

DAVID W. COON, RICHARD SCHULZ, and MARCIA G. ORY

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/9780195111552.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the innovative interventions of a new multisite family caregiver intervention research program entitled Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH). It ... More


Child Welfare Research: The Effectiveness of Casework

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/9780195136715.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines research on the effectiveness of casework: the main approach used by child welfare social workers to serve their clients. Topics discussed include the modern caseworker, ... More


Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of-Home Care

MARIE SALLNÄS

in Residential Care of Children: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195309188
eISBN:
9780199863907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Swedish out-of-home care has been subject to major changes in recent times. Foster care is the most common form of out-of-home care—and the principally preferred option—but lately the number of ... More


Trends and Issues in the U.S. Child Welfare System

Jill Duerr Berrick

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/9780199793358.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The U.S. child welfare system, made up of many variations at the state and local levels, is unified in design by federal laws and regulations. This chapter reviews the definition of maltreatment as ... More


Norway: Toward a Child-centric Perspective 1

Marit Skivenes

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/9780199793358.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Norwegian child welfare system can safely be classified as a "Family service—mandatory reporting" system similarly to those in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The last twenty years it’s been a ... More


Increasing returns: the new economy of family policy in Britain and Germany

Ann-Kathrin Jüttner, Sigrid Leitner, and Anneli Rüling

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter investigates how the supra-national discourse on investive family policy which emerged since the late 1990s, translates into family policy. The UK and Germany have both expanded early ... More


Introduction

Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, and Marit Skivenes

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/9780199793358.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the book. It briefly summarises the main findings of Combatting Child Abuse: International Perspectives and Trends (Gilbert, 1997) including the main dimensions ... More


‘No such useless appendage’ – the state and service families before 1939

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides an outline of the historical development of service allowances and their administration in the period to 1918, their further development during the interwar period and the ... More


Conclusions

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides answers to the questions of the development of British welfare policy for service families and prisoner-of-war families during the Second World War, explaining how government ... More


‘Confused with prejudice and muddled thinking’: preventing pregnancy

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of family-planning clinics in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the growth of a family-planning service in the 1950s and 1960s, explaining that while the rest of ... More


Optimism and liberalism: children of the welfare state, 1945–79

Harry Hendrick

in Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344779
eISBN:
9781447301721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about the children of the welfare state from 1945 to 1979, starting with the Curtis Report that was published in 1946. The 1948 Children Act, the differences between deprivation ... More


Changing Relationships with the State

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the role of state in the welfare services. There was a widespread perception that the state was accepting responsibility for most forms of welfare. Family Service Units (FSU) ... More


Changes and Adjustments

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reports the patterns of methods of working and adjustments of Family Service Units (FSU), which asserted significant expertise in dealing with family relationships. It specifically used ... More


Mental Incapacity, Ill-Health and Poverty: Family Failure in Post-War Britain

Pat Starkey

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/9780853236764.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which explores the work of Pacifist Service Units (PSU) and its successor organisation, Family Service Units (FSU), in England during and immediately after the Second World War, ... More


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