ERIC Number: ED224591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Perspectives on Adoptions.
Roberts, Robert W., Ed.
Social Work Papers of the School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Volume XV, FAll 1979. Special Edition.
Written by selected faculty members associated with the adoptions training project of the University of Southern California, the eight papers in this collection reflect the content of intensive, short-term educational programs for administrators, supervisors, and workers employed in adoption services. Individual papers provide an introduction to contemporary adoption services, focusing particularly on (1) adoption in America as it has evolved over the last century and the place and purpose of adoption within the contemporary concept of child welfare service, (2) themes associated with separation and loss and the way adoption is experienced developmentally in relationship to life events of the birth parent, adoptive parent, and adopted child (with implications for adoption services), (3) Anglo and Indian concepts of child development and considerations for placing American Indian children, (4) adoption services in the Mexican American community, (5) discriminatory practices in awarding children for adoption to unmarried individuals, (6) the impact of legal decisions and trends on the traditional role of adoption workers, (7) role functions and basic responsibilities for collaboration among professionals involved in the adoption process, and (8) the role of adoption workers as organizational change agents in agency settings. (RH)
Descriptors: Adoption, Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Change Agents, Child Development, Child Welfare, Cultural Differences, History, Mexican Americans, One Parent Family, Placement, Social Change, Social Services
School of Social Work, University of Southern California, University Park-MC0411, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411 (Paper, $3.25; student rates and discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Social Work.