Contemporary Social Work Practice

Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice

Editors: Cahalane, Helen (Ed.)

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  • Discusses special issues such as working with foster care and kinship care families
  • Includes special populations such as LGBTQ youth and racial minorities
  • Provides an overview of the key family engagement practices
  • Addresses policy issues
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Child welfare is the oldest specialization within social work practice and the only specialty area in which social work is the host profession.  This edited volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of practice issues relevant to contemporary child welfare professionals entering the field as well as those already working in direct service and management positions.  This book’s emphasis on systemic, integrated, and evidence-informed practices at the individual, family, and organizational level is in keeping with child welfare’s core mission of child protection, family support, and permanency for youth.  This volume also explores the challenges and opportunities present in a contemporary practice environment, which are driven by the attainment of defined outcomes, fiscal limitations, and the need for an informed professionalized child welfare workforce.

About the authors

Dr. Helen Cahalane is Clinical Associate Professor and Principal Investigator of the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.  Dr. Cahalane oversees a continuum of child welfare programs providing education, training, technical assistance, support for best practices and organizational improvement which include the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program, the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates Program, and the Child Welfare Education for Leadership Program.  Dr. Cahalane is involved in several applied research projects in child welfare targeting developmental and social-emotional screening of young children substantiated for abuse and neglect, caseworker visitation and family engagement practices, and organizational factors influencing the retention of child welfare professionals.  Dr. Cahalane also teaches in the School of Social Work and has been recognized as a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher of the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Cahalane is a licensed clinical social worker and Expert Witness for the Bureau of Occupational and Professional Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice
Editors
  • Helen Cahalane
Series Title
Contemporary Social Work Practice
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8627-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8627-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8626-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4130-8
Series ISSN
2625-2724
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 319
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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