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Therapeutic Interventions For Families And Children In The Child Welfare System

Author : Dr. Sheri Pickover, PhD
ISBN : 9780826122193
Genre : Social Science
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Includes treatment issues not covered elsewhere This one-of-a-kind resource for mental health professionals in multiple settings is a comprehensive guide to treatment issues unique to children and families who have a relationship with the foster care system. With a focus on understanding how to negotiate the child welfare system, the book identifies and addresses mental health and behavioral issues specific to this population and provides proven, effective treatment interventions. It brings together in one place the myriad of current resources available to help such children and families, and addresses situations that span removal from the home to kin or foster care, to reunification, adoption, or other permanent family connections. Broad in scope and depth, the text includes treatment issues not discussed elsewhere, such as how to cope with acting out in the foster home, how to draft a behavior modification plan, and how to maneuver through the court process. It delivers evidence-based guidelines for engaging and collaborating with multiple parties including other professionals, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions. The book covers assessment from the perspectives of the client, caseworker, and therapist, and discusses the use of medications, complications, and barriers to effective treatment. Strategies are also directed at such specific issues as sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, neglect, trauma, and attachment. Of special interest is a focus on the worldview of the parties involved in the child welfare system, including the child, the family, the birth parent, and the foster parent. Additionally, the text provides behavior modification plans that work and social skills training. Chapters weave case studies, ethical issues, multicultural concerns, and current research into a highly accessible guide. Key Features: Provides core information about the child welfare system for mental health professionals who work with this population Includes treatments that really work Illustrates, through case studies, how to combat common issues for the child welfare population and their families Describes strategies for engagement, collaboration, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions Addresses specific treatment issues not covered elsewhere

Programs And Interventions For Maltreated Children And Families At Risk

Author : Allen Rubin
ISBN : 9781118122785
Genre : Political Science
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Evidence-based interventions are increasingly being required by third-party payers and an evidence-based orientation has come to define ethical practice. This compendium of short, how-to chapters focuses on the programs and interventions to prevent child maltreatment that have the best scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness. Interventions and programs discussed include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Multisystemic Therapy, Coping Cat, and many more. Busy practitioners will appreciate this book's implementation of evidence-based practices by providing the practical and "what now" rather than using the typical academic approach.

Evidence Based Approaches For The Treatment Of Maltreated Children

Author : Susan Timmer
ISBN : 9789400774049
Genre : Psychology
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This volume provides an overview of the research describing the effects of child maltreatment on mental health, cognitive and social-emotional development. It offers descriptions of selected empirically based treatments (EBTs) written by scholars associated with its development, training, or research on its effectiveness. Each contributor presents the theoretical foundation of the EBT and evidence of its efficacy, describes the treatment process and illustrates this process with a case study of its use with a maltreated child, and discusses possible limitations. Following the chapters describing the interventions, the editors address key issues of the dissemination and implementation of these EBTs. They describe the strategies the selected interventions have used to ensure treatment fidelity in training and dissemination from the perspective of implementation science’s core components of implementation. The challenges of implementing EBTs, and the difficulty of fitting protocol to the reality of clinical practice in community mental health settings are also discussed. This volume offers a central source of information for students and practitioners who are seeking effective interventions to address problems associated with child maltreatment.

The Wiley Handbook Of Early Childhood Development Programs Practices And Policies

Author : Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal
ISBN : 9781118937327
Genre : Psychology
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The first and only comprehensive review of current early childhood development theory, practices, policies, and the science behind them This unique and important bookprovides a comprehensive overview of the current theory, practices, and policies in early childhood development withinthe contexts of family, school, and community, and society at large. Moreover, it synthesizes scientifically rigorous research from an array of disciplines in an effort to identify the most effective strategies for promoting early childhood development. Research into childhood development is booming, and the scientific knowledge base concerning early childhood development is now greater than that of any other stage of the human life span. At the same time, efforts to apply that knowledge to early childhood practices, programs, and policies have never been greater or more urgent. Yet, surprisingly, until The Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies, there was no comprehensive, critical review of the applied science in the field. The book begins with in-depth coverage of child and family approaches. From there it moves onto a consideration of school- and community-based strategies. It concludes with a discussion of current social policies on health and development in early childhood and their implications. Provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the knowledge base, along with guidance for the future of the field Examines the underlying theory and basic science guiding efforts to promote early childhood development Critically reviews the strength of the empirical support for individual practices, programs, and policies Explores key opportunities and barriers policymakers and practitioners face when implementing various approaches Pays particular attention to socioeconomically disadvantaged and other disenfranchised populations The Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies is a valuable resource for practitioners, scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students across the social sciences who are interested in strengthening their understanding of current strategies for promoting early childhood development and the science informing those strategies.

Evaluation Of Preventive Service To Families With A Prior History In Child Protective Services

Author : Margaret Lillian Coombes
ISBN : OCLC:769140658
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Children who are abused or maltreated may experience negative consequences or trauma symptoms that are not immediately apparent or may emerge over time. Child welfare interventions are intended to prevent future incidents of child abuse and decrease the negative outcomes that result from such traumatic events (English, et al., 2005; Herrenkohl & Herrenkohl, 2009; Vranceanu, Hobfoll, & Johnson, 2007). However, the child welfare system frequently uses interventions that are not evidence based or have treatment unknown outcomes (Wethington, Hahn, Fuqua-Whitley, Sipe, Crosby, Johnson, et al., 2008). This longitudinal secondary data analysis compared family outcomes of Treatment as Usual (TAU) to Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), and assessed if either service had significant treatment outcomes. The sample was taken from families referred by Monroe County Child Protective Services (CPS) to the Hillside Children's Center preventive program.^There were 106 families admitted into the preventive service, and 40 discharged from March 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011. During the intervention study, the initial research design procedures changed, due to real world problems within the non-profit agency. The sample size was small, but the analysis showed TST families had some significant outcomes at discharge, higher percentages of successful face-to-face visits, and, in one component of the Family Functioning Assessment, TST families' living conditions measured improved, more so, than families who received TAU. This research has implications for future non-profit agencies that are committed to measuring outcomes and learning what works best with families who have been active in the child welfare system and have experienced traumatic events. According to the research, families known to CPS have a history of trauma, and could be re-traumatized by the system's interventions (Igelman, Conradi, & Ryan, 2007).^The study brings to the forefront questions concerning the families' ability to recognize trauma and accurately report their traumatic events, and the recognition that children may present with atypical behaviors as a result of multiple traumas (Gobin & Freyd, 2009). Additionally, it is important to acknowledge the impact on clinicians, whose daily work exposes them to families with various degrees of trauma and complex environmental issues (Collins, 2009).

Treating Families And Children In The Child Protective System

Author : Wes Crenshaw
ISBN : 9781135933968
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Written by a psychologist who has worked with families and foster children for 11 years, Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System is designed for therapists, social workers, family preservationists, court officers, attorneys, judges, and others caught up in the interplay of child protection. Using theory and compelling case studies, the author posits child abuse as an ultimate form of family injustice, requiring intervention at every level of the system. The author proposes a critically optimistic stance, approaching each case as a family-friend with practical and powerful tools to direct the overwhelming power of the system into a force for the restoration of family justice.

Child Welfare Systems And Migrant Children

Author : Marit Skivenes
ISBN : 9780190205317
Genre : Social Science
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Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children examines where, why and to what extent immigrant children are represented in the child welfare system in different countries. These countries include Australia/New Zealand, Belgium/the Netherlands, England, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, and the United States--all of them having different child welfare philosophies and systems as well as histories and practices in immigration. By comparing policies and practices in child welfare systems (and welfare states), especially in terms of how they conceptualize and deal with immigrant children and their families, we address an immensely important and pressing issue in modern societies. Immigrants in the child welfare system are a critical issue and they seem to face serious challenges that are evident across countries. These are challenges related to lack of language proficiency, lack of knowledge about cultural and social aspects and about the public systems of the destination country. Perhaps most relevantly, the challenges may include collisions of ideas and beliefs about how to raise children, about children's place in the family and society, and about children's rights.

Young Children And Foster Care

Author : Judith Ann Silver
ISBN : 1557663815
Genre : Education
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"Focused on infants and young children from birth to age 5, this book offers a multidisciplinary discussion of the needs of children and families involved with the child welfare system. It features basic information on child development, highlights key concerns and issues for children in the child welfare system, and presents expert advice on aspects of care that are often overlooked in child welfare." "Contributing authors from the fields of pediatrics, psychology, early intervention, social services, legal advocacy, theology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and nursing lend their diverse perspectives on children's developmental, medical, educational, and emotional concerns. This will enable professionals to broaden their perspective and obtain key knowledge from other fields. Child welfare professionals will find needed information on child development. Medical professionals will learn about "the system" of child welfare. And all those working with the growing number of children and families in the child welfare system will benefit from the way this book spotlights innovative programs and proposes creative, collaborative models for intervention and prevention."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Enhancing The Well Being Of Children And Families Through Effective Interventions

Author : Wendy Rose
ISBN : 1846424771
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Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. It addresses the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explains the policy context for child welfare service delivery. Leading international contributors summarize the evidence of effectiveness in each core area, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. Critically, the book also draws out the implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research. This book is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare as well as students and researchers.

Serving African American Children

Author : Sondra Jackson
ISBN : 1412833922
Genre : Social Science
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Serving African American Children was initiated to present an African American perspective on child welfare issues affecting African American children. The chapters in this volume challenge the child welfare community to ensure that all African American children receive protection, nurturing, and an improved quality of life; to create and sustain mutual communication and support through program development; to ensure that African American consultants are involved in the evaluation of agencies where African American populations represent a significant proportion of the service population; and to increase African American leadership through education and training opportunities in preparation for executive level positions. Major chapters and contributors to Serving African American Children include: "Family Preservation and Support Services: A Missed Opportunity for Kinship Care" by Julia Danzy and Sondra M. Jackson; "Achieving Same-Race Adoptive Placements for African American Children" by Ruth G. McRoy, Zena Oglesby, and Helen Grape; "African American Families and HIV/AIDS: Caring for Surviving Children" by Alma J. Carten and Ilene Fennoy; "A Rite of Passage Approach Designed to Preserve the Families of Substance-Abusing African American Women" by Vanesta L. Poitier, Makini Niliwaambieni, and Cyprian Lamar Rowe; and "An Afrocentric Program for African American Males in the Juvenile Justice System" by Aminifu R. Harvey and Antoinette A. Coleman. The chapters reflect a variety of policy, research, and practice issues; clinical techniques and treatment models; and new perspectives in child welfare. The theme that runs throughout each chapter is the grave concern about the overrepresentation of African American children and families in the child welfare system, and about the limited--if not missing--influence of the African American perspective on policy and practice. Serving African American Children is a book of vital importance and should be read by all social workers, sociologists, African American studies specialists, and professionals in the field of child welfare.

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