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ERIC Number: ED450921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 369
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87868-743-2
What Works in Child Welfare.
Kluger, Miriam P., Ed.; Alexander, Gina, Ed.; Curtis, Patrick A., Ed.
Noting the importance of identifying the effectiveness of child welfare programs for future policy planning, this book examines features of successful programs. The book is presented in six sections: family preservation and family support services, child protective services, out-of-home care, adoption, child care, and adolescent services. Each chapter includes data about effective strategies, conflicting evidence, cost-effectiveness information when available, and a summary table. The chapters each identify what works in the following service areas: (1) family support services (Elizabeth Tracy); (2) family preservation services (Kristine Nelson); (3) wraparound programming (Russell Skiba and Steven Nicols); (4) nurse home visiting programs (John Eckenrode); (5) nonmedical home visiting: Healthy Families America (Karen McCurdy); (6) child protective services reforms (Amy Gordon); (7) safety and risk assessment for child protective services (Dana Hollinshead and John Fluke); (8) child focused techniques to prevent child sexual abuse (Patricia Mace); (9) protecting child witnesses (Kathleen Faller); (10) treatment services for abused children (Lucy Berliner and David Kolko); (11) treatment of batterers (Katreena Scott and David Wolfe); (12) women-oriented treatment for substance abusing mothers (Katherine Wingfield and Todd Klempner); (13) kinship care (Jill Berrick); (14) family foster care (Peter Pecora and Anthony Maluccio); (15) treatment foster care (Patricia Chamberlain); (16) family reunification (Anthony Maluccio); (17) parent-child visiting programs (Robin Warsh and Barbara Pine); (18) residential child care and treatment: partnerships with families (James Whittaker); (19) employment programs for youth in out-of-home care (Nan Dale); (20) independent living preparation for youth in out-of-home care (Kimberly Nollan); (21) aftercare (Edmund Mech); (22) permanency planning--adoption (Richard Barth); (23) special needs adoption (Noelle Gallant); (24) open adoption (Harold Grotevant); (25) transracial adoption (William Feigelman); (26) intercountry adoption (Isaac Gusukuma and Ruth McRoy); (27) adoption assistance (Gina Alexander); (28) Head Start (Elizabeth Schnur and Susan Belanger); (29) child care (Martha Roditti); (30) center-based child care (Martha Roditti); (31) home-based child care (Martha Roditti); (32) child care for maltreated and at-risk children (Martha Roditti); (33) promoting positive youth development through mentoring (Joseph Tierney and Jean Grossman); (34) school-based interactive or peer programs for substance abuse prevention (Miriam Kluger and Noelle Gallant); (35) treatment programs for substance-abusing youth (Lori Sudderth); and (36) day treatment for delinquent adolescents (Jann Hoge and Sue Ann Savas). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; e-mail:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.