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Children Families And States

Author : Cristina Allemann-Ghionda
ISBN : 9780857450975
Genre : History
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Due to the demand for flexible working hours and employees who are available around the clock, the time patterns of childcare and schooling have increasingly become a political issue. Comparing the development of different “time policies” of half-day and all-day provisions in a variety of Eastern and Western European countries since the end of World War II, this innovative volume brings together internationally known experts from the fields of comparative education, history, and the social and political sciences, and makes a significant contribution to this new interdisciplinary field of comparative study.
Category: History

Children Changing Families And Welfare States

Author : Jane Lewis
ISBN : 9781847204363
Genre : Political Science
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As welfare states grow up, they begin to think more carefully about their future. Jane Lewis is showing them how best to do so. This stellar collection of articles by top European scholars combines creative thinking about the new social investment state with impressive empirical research on specific forms of public support for family work. Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US The nature of the relationship between children, parents and the state has been central to the growth of the modern welfare state and has long been a problem for western liberal democracies. Welfare states have undergone profound restructuring over the past two decades and families also have changed, in terms of their form and the nature of the contributions that men and women make to them. More attention is being paid to children by policymakers, but often because of their importance as future citizen workers . The book explores the implications of changes to the welfare state for children in a range of countries. Children, Changing Families and Welfare States: examines the implications of social policies for children sets the discussion in the broader context of both family change and welfare state change, exploring the nature of the policy debate that has allowed the welfare of the child to come to the fore tackles policies to do with both the care and financial support of children looks at the household level and how children fare when both adult men and women must seek to combine paid and unpaid work, and what support is offered by welfare states endeavours to provide a comparative perspective on these issues. The contributors have written a book that will be warmly welcomed by scholars and researchers of social policy, social work and sociology and students at both the advanced undergraduate and post-graduate level.
Category: Political Science

Canadian Child Welfare Law

Author : Nicholas Bala
ISBN : 1550771442
Genre : Law
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Canadian Child Welfare Law: Children, Families, and the State (2nd edition) provides students in social work and law with an introduction to child welfare law. This complex, demanding and important area of law and social work practice receives relatively little attention in professional schools and academic journals. For practicing lawyers and social workers who have not had the opportunity to study child welfare law, this book provides a useful overview of a complex area, as well as serving as a reference work for busy practitioners in the child welfare field. This second edition substantially updates material in the 1991 edition, including consideration of the impact of new legislation and the Charter of Rights. It also includes new chapters on liability issues for child welfare workers and agencies, and on the perspectives of social workers with respect to the legal process. The final chapter offers the personal views of four judges on the challenges that they face in dealing with child welfare cases.
Category: Law

Child Welfare Removals By The State

Author : Kenneth Burns
ISBN : 9780190459567
Genre : Child welfare
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Child Welfare Removals by the State addresses a most important (but little-researched) legal proceeding: when the State intervenes in the private family sphere to remove children at risk to a place of safety, adoption, or in other forms of out-of-home care. It is an intervention into the private family sphere that is intrusive, contested, and a last resort. States' interventions in the family are decided within legal and political orders and traditions that constitute a country's policies, welfare state model, child protection system, and childrens position in a society. However, we lack a cross-country analysis of the different models of decision-making in a European context. This text aims to present new research at the intersection of social work, law, and social policy concerning child protection proceedings for children in need of alternative care. It explores the role of court-based and voluntary decision-making systems in child protection proceedings, its effects, dynamics, and meanings in seven European countries and the United States, and analyses the tensions and dilemmas between children, parents, and socio-legal professionals. The book consists of eight country chapters, plus an introduction and conclusion chapters. The range of countries of countries represented in the book covers the social democratic Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, and Sweden), the conservative corporatist regimes (Germany and Switzerland), the neo-liberal (England, Ireland, and the United States), and related child welfare systems. "
Category: Child welfare

Children Gender And Families In Mediterranean Welfare States

Author : Mimi Ajzenstadt
ISBN : 9048188423
Genre : Social Science
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countries in this region have been particularly limited (for an exception to this, see Petmesidou & Papatheodorou, 2006). The underlying assumption in this volume is that despite the diversity of welfare states bordering the Mediterranean Sea, some interesting commonalities are shared by these nations. Indeed, in his contribution to this volume Gal has described these nations as belonging to an extended family of welfare states that share some common characteristics and outcomes, one of which is the role of the family. By bringing together case analyses of the welfare states in the Mediterranean which focus on children, gender, and families, we maintain that it is possible to shed light on aspects of social policy that do not necessarily emerge in most discussions of these issues in the literature. The rationale inherent in a volume that focuses on a group of welfare states is of course embedded in the welfare regime typology notion that has dominated much of the comparative social policy literature over the last two decades. The publication of Esping Andersen’s seminal work, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism in 1990 (and his related 1999 book), which distinguished between three welfare regimes, became a landmark for comparative work of social policies in various countries. Esping-Andersen regarded his typology as a useful tool for comparison between welfare states because it allowed “for greater analytical parsimony and help[s] us to see the forest rather than myriad trees” (1999, p. 73).
Category: Social Science

Latino Children And Families In The United States

Author : Josefina Contreras
ISBN : 0275970531
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Latino population in the United States continues to grow and now represents 12% of the population. Yet, remarkably little attention has been paid to understanding parenting and child development processes among Latino families. This volume addresses this need and advances the field both by presenting state-of-the-art research on Latino parenting and also by proposing conceptual and methodological frameworks that can provide the field with further integration and direction.
Category: Family & Relationships

The State Of The States

Author : Education Commission of the States
ISBN : OCLC:30596795
Genre : Child development
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Category: Child development

Child Welfare In The United States

Author : Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD
ISBN : 9780826126474
Genre : Social Science
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Provides a balanced critical analysis of the child welfare system along with promising innovations Distinguished by its critical perspective, this book delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of the child welfare system in the United States today. In a clear and accessible style, it outlines key issues, reviews the history of the child welfare system, and explores the challenges to developing appropriate federal, state and local policies that address child welfare concerns. A chapter devoted to innovative and effective child welfare and prevention practices showcases examples of successful programs. Additionally, the book underscores the importance of coordination among human service professionals and organizations. The text addresses issues related to the educational system, homelessness, poverty, the juvenile justice system, foster care, and adoption. It incorporates the perspectives of parents and children involved in the system, who cite both positive experiences and bureaucratic challenges. Child welfare workers themselves describe the professional and personal realities of their experiences working within the system. Illustrative case examples of abused and neglected children add to the text’s value for BSW and MSW students studying child welfare. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive overview of child welfare issues in the United States today Offers case examples of abused/neglected children and their families Includes the perspectives of parents and children involved with the child welfare system Incorporates the views of child welfare workers Provides examples of innovative practices in child welfare
Category: Social Science

Map And Track

Author : Jane Knitzer
ISBN : CORNELL:31924094701947
Genre : Social Science
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This report profiles state efforts to develop comprehensive programs and policies for young children and families, presents indicators of child and family well-being, and describes state investments in young children and families. Chapter 1, "Overview of Findings and Implications," identifies the research questions, describes data collection procedures, summarizes findings, identifies trends and implications, and concludes that states are making progress focusing on young children and families, but neither state leadership nor investment is deep enough across all the states. Chapter 2, "The State of the States: Program and Policy Initiatives for Young Children and Families--Trends, Issues and Challenges," describes the kinds of programs and policy initiatives that states are supporting, highlighting overall trends, and illustrating state exemplars. Chapter 3, "The State of the States: A National Perspective on State-by-State Indicators," provides a national perspective on state indicators of well-being and investments and illustrates how indicators might be used more strategically in program and policy development to achieve better outcomes. Chapter 4, "Profiles of Individual States," contains state-by-state summaries of: (1) program initiatives to promote the well-being of young children and families, focusing on comprehensive programs, systems development, community mobilization, and linking welfare reform with child initiatives; (2) indicators of state investments and supports in early care and education, child health, TANF provisions, and income maintenance; and (3) indicators of child and family well-being, including poverty rates, family structure, prenatal care, vaccination rates, incidence of low birthweight, and infant mortality rate. Six appendices include indicator summary tables, state contacts, and a glossary. (KB)
Category: Social Science

Family Change And Family Policies In Great Britain Canada New Zealand And The United States

Author : Compton Foundation Centennial Professor for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems Co-Director of the Cross-National Studies Research Program Sheila B Kamerman
ISBN : 019829025X
Genre : Political Science
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This is the first volume in a series intended to report on the evolution of family policies in Western welfare states (and to compare current provisions). The developments are presented in the context of a report on family change for each of the countries, and with a view of the economic, political, and institutional climates in which they occurred. Topics covered in this book include family formation and current structural patterns, families and the division of labor, the income of families (earnings, taxation, transfer programs), and also the political and institutional contexts for family policy. An extensive bibliography is provided.
Category: Political Science

Child Welfare And Family Services

Author : Susan Downs
ISBN : UOM:39015058068514
Genre : Political Science
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Child Welfare and Family Services: Policies and Practice, Seventh Edition Susan Whitelaw Downs "Wayne State University" Ernestine Moore "Wayne State University" Emily Jean McFadden "Grand Valley State University" Susan Michaud "University of Wisconsin, Madison" Lela B. Costin (late) "Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne" This thorough revision of "Child Welfare and Family Services" reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in family and child services. Features of the Seventh Edition: Comprehensive coverage of issues including juvenile justice, advocacy, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, federal legislation such as AFSA and TANF, and statistical updates places content and practice methods in a strong legal context. Numerous case studies, suggestions for additional study and further discussions, and internet sites at end of each chapter allow students to further expand interest in and research on each issue. New and updated material on child well-being, child outcome measures, new approaches to ensuring child safety, child welfare in a global context, issues relating to immigrants and refuges, cultural competence such as services to gay/lesbian children and families, and the relationship of substance abuse and domestic violence to child welfare. New "Discovering U.S. History Online" pedagogy at the end of each chapter provides a list of suggested Web sites for additional study and research. New information on forensic interviewing and documentation for court in Chapter 6 applies and explains skills that all child welfare practice professionals need for the field. New model combining family continuity and concurrent planning on Chapter 9 helps students understand the relationship between these concepts. New charts, tables, and cases in the text act as handy references to students for everything from federal legislation and juvenile justice to child outcome accountability and advocacy techniques. What reviewers thought of"""""" "Child Welfare and Family Services: " "I adopted this text because it creates a basis for understanding children and families in the United States, discusses general supportive services, and then approaches the complexity of child welfare....I also find it well researched and comprehensive." -"Martha G. Roditti, San Francisco State University" "I have enjoyed using this text. It has impressed me how thorough each topic is covered...It is a user friendly text and has many case vignettes." -"Monique Busch, Indiana University" Special Value Pack Option: You can order this text packaged with a FREE Research Navigator( for the Helping Professions guide, which features a free password for access to an array of online sources. This new Pearson Learning product helps students and instructors find credible and reliable material for research assignments and papers.
Category: Political Science

Promoting Child Safety Permanence And Well Being Through Safe And Strong Families Supportive Communities And Effective Systems Policy Matters

Author : Center for the Study of Social Policy
ISBN : OCLC:1062821352
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The "Policy Matters" project provides coherent, comprehensive information regarding the strength and adequacy of state policies affecting children, families, and communities. The project seeks to establish consensus among policy experts and state leaders regarding the mix of policies believed to offer the best opportunity for improving key child and family results. The paper that follows presents a framework for policy options aimed at achieving a core result: safety and well-being for children with permanent families. Although there are many systems, policies, and programs that affect this outcome, this paper focuses primarily on state child welfare agencies and their partners, which include the courts and systems responsible for health, mental health, education and other related services. In Section I, the paper provides background on the challenges faced by children and families involved with the child welfare systems, and the challenges these systems face in trying to serve them. Section II of this report provides a conceptual framework and logic model that illustrate the connection between the desired outcomes for children and the policy recommendations in this report. Section III defines these policy recommendations in detail, including the available research and practice evidence that informs these recommendations. Taken together, the authors believe that the policies identified here present a powerful and compelling policy agenda for improving child safety and well-being as part of permanent families. Over time, they will continue to improve the recommendations as additional research and practice evidence is available. Future policy options may be modified to allow consistent tracking of state progress and to overcome data limitations. Thus, this paper presents a preliminary set of policy options. A goal of the "Policy Matters" work is to assess states' progress toward recommended policy options. The framework helps states think strategically about policy decisions that improve the safety, permanence, and well-being of families, and is designed to provide policy support and feedback to those interested in promoting improved outcomes for children and families. (Contains 431 endnotes.).

Child Welfare And Family Services

Author : Susan Downs
ISBN : 0205571905
Genre : Political Science
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This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children. In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.
Category: Political Science