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Child Welfare
Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Edited By

Nick Frost

ISBN 9780415312530
Published December 16, 2004 by Routledge
1592 Pages

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Book Description

This collection focuses on child welfare in its specific sense: welfare and social interventions with children and young people undertaken by State bodies or NGO's. The term 'child welfare' is deployed differently in diverse international settings. In the United Kingdom child welfare tends to refer to individualised programmes for children who have experienced problems in their lives. In India, to take a contrasting example, it can also refer to major housing and nutrition programmes. This collection takes an inclusive approach to international perspectives.
The collection is completed by a new general introduction by the editor, individual volume introductions, and a full index.
Titles also available in this series include, Medical Sociology (November 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming collection Health Care Systems (2005, 3 Volumes, c.£395).

Table of Contents

Volume I: The History of Child Welfare 1. Historical Perspectives on the Family 2. Historical Perspectives on Childhood  3. The Emergence of Philanthropy  4. The Interventionist State  Volume II: Theoretical and Legal Perspectives  5. Theories of Childhood  6. Theories of the Family  7. The State and the Child  8.  Legal Codes and Approaches  Volume III: Child Welfare Practice  9. Approaches and Controversies  10. Children in the Home  11. Children away from Home  12. Children on the Street  Volume IV: Child Welfare Research  13. Methodological Issues  14. Children in the Home  15. Children Away from Home  16. Children in the Street

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