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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


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


Changing Social Settings: A Framework for Action

Edward Seidman and Vivian Tseng

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a framework for action for improving social settings. It first offers a brief summary that explains how to understand the ways social settings function. It focuses on several ... More


Improving population health through area-based social interventions: generating evidence in a complex world

Steven Cummins

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Targeted interventions to improve population health have long been a feature of public health practice in high-income nations. Area-based interventions focused on improving the health of deprived ... More


Behavioural theory: understanding the key influences on human behaviour

Clive Blair-Stevens, Lucy Reynolds, and Alex Christopoulos

in Social Marketing and Public Health: Theory and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550692
eISBN:
9780191720413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550692.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Having an understanding of the use of theory (particularly behavioural theory) can strengthen and enhance the development and delivery of social marketing interventions and, therefore, can ultimately ... More


Sickness in Salonica and Other Stories

Ann Oakley

in Social Support and Motherhood: The Natural History of a Research Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349457
eISBN:
9781447349464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349457.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter attempts to provide context for the Social Support and Pregnancy Outcome (SSPO) study covered in the subsequent chapters by considering the causal relationships between the social ... More


Guiding Principles and Analytical Framework

Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples

in Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195182767
eISBN:
9780199865192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182767.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the principles and an analytical framework for youth-led community organizing. Specifically, it presents nine principles and ten elements of the analytical framework aimed at ... More


Good News: Child Victimization Has Been Declining—But Why?

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/9780195342857.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Various forms of child maltreatment and child victimization have declined as much as thirty to sixty percent from 1993 until 2006, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual assault, homicide, ... More


Trauma Counseling

Allison Rowlands

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the concept of trauma and ways in which social workers can intervene. It discusses definitions of traumatic events and some approaches to assisting people who have experienced a ... More


Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427182
eISBN:
9781447303558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427182.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services' needs are addressed and how? This book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme ... More


The methodologies for the evaluation of complex interventions: an ongoing debate

Pamela Meadows

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reviews some of the main issues that have arisen in the literature on both social and complex interventions and which NESS confronted. It starts with a brief history of the evaluation of ... More


Ethnic Conflicts

Darja Zaviršek and Jelka Zorn

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0028
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Ethnic conflict is broadly defined as political or social conflict involving one or more groups that are identified by some markers of ethnic identity. Its appearance varies according to time and ... More


Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Public social services are increasingly being individualised in order to better meet the differentiated needs of competent and independent citizens and to promote the effectiveness of social ... More


Remodeling Sport-Based Prevention

Douglas Hartmann

in Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 6 examines how midnight basketball programs were reformed in the aftermath of the 1994 crime bill debates. It details the consolidation of a more liberal, prevention-oriented coalition in ... More


Community as Teacher

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Ecological analogy is useful for assessing and working on community problems. As this chapter tries to understand how persons adapt and cope within social systems, and wonders about the kind of data ... More


Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Douglas Hartmann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about the late night basketball leagues organized in dozens of American cities in the late 1980s and early 1990s for purposes of social intervention, risk prevention, and crime reduction ... More


Social Policy and the Capability Approach: Concepts, Measurements and Application

Mara Yerkes, Jana Javornik, and Anna Kurowska (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341789
eISBN:
9781447343462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341789.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The capability approach, an increasingly popular conceptual and theoretical framework focused on what individuals are able to do and be, offers a unique evaluative perspective to social policy ... More


Rescuing the Children

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses several social interventions into the family, including the attempts to restore the relations between parents and children. It looks at the efforts of social workers to reform ... More


The costs and benefits of Sure Start Local Programmes

Pamela Meadows

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the underlying principles of economic evaluation of social interventions, and briefly considers the difference between cost-effectiveness evaluation and cost-benefit analysis. ... More


Modelling: representing the world in order to understand how it works

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter addresses the process of modelling — the creation of versions of reality by whatever means — physical, mathematical, as computer simulations — in order to work out what might happen in ... More


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