ERIC Number: ED080147
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Publication Date: 1972
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Child Welfare: Policies and Practice.
Costin, Lela B.
Material for this textbook has been drawn from research findings, other professional literature, and reports of social work practice. The subject of child welfare is examined in relation to the needs of children and their families, the major programs and social services which have been designed for them, and issues to be considered in future planning. The major objectives of the book are to help the reader (1) develop a vital concern for the child; (2) identify problems which necessitate child welfare services; (3) become familiar with the organization, practices and goals of current child welfare programs and acquire a basis for evaluating them; (4) identify some of the salient aspects of social work history; (5) distinguish between child welfare practices based primarily upon verified knowledge and those based mainly on custom and belief; and (6) realize how broad child welfare interests and responsibilities are today. (ST)
Descriptors: Adoption, Certification, Child Abuse, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Day Care, Delinquency, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Foster Homes, Juvenile Courts, Social Problems, Social Responsibility, Social Services, Social Work, Sociology, Textbooks, Unwed Mothers
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