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Social Work and Child Services

Edited by Sharon Duca Palmer

© 2012 – Apple Academic Press

342 pages

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Bringing together the results of studies of child services from diverse countries and cultures, this book covers a broad array of topical issues and social work interventions. It examines adolescent emotional health, children of substance abusers, childhood depression and teenage suicide, children’s weight and physical activity, language development in autistic children, and more. Chapters include a survey of the number of children living with substance-abusing parents in the UK, a study which helped identify several ways in which schools address adolescent emotional health issues, and a review of a program that supports parents of young people with suicidal behavior. The book also examines the role child protective services efforts play in delinquency prevention and intervention.

Table of Contents

New Estimates of the Number of Children Living with Substance Misusing Parents: Results from UK National Household Surveys

Supporting Adolescent Emotional Health in Schools: A Mixed Methods Study of Student and Staff Views in England

Depressive Symptoms from Kindergarten to Early School Age: Longitudinal Associations with Social Skills Deficits and Peer Victimization

Exploring the Impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on Trends in Exclusive Breastfeeding

Perception of Neighborhood Safety and Reported Childhood Lifetime Asthma in the United States (U.S.): A Study Based on a National Survey

Environmental Factors Influence Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Interactions of Socioeconomic Position with Psychosocial and Environmental Correlates of children’s Physical Activity: An Observational Study of South Australian Families

Associations Among Parental Feeding Styles and Children’s Food Intake in Families with Limited Incomes

A Pilot Study Evaluating a Support Programme for Parents of Young People with Suicidal Behaviour

Assessment of Intensity, Prevalence and Duration of Everyday Activities in Swiss School Children: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Accelerometer and Diary Data

The Specificity and the Development of Social-Emotional Competence in a Multi-Ethnic-Classroom

Adolescents’ Experience of Comments About Their Weight—Prevalence, Accuracy and Effects on Weight Misperception

Children’s Liking and Wanting of Snack Products: Influence of Shape and Flavour

Preventing Delinquency Through Improved Child Protection Services

Parents’ Assessment of Parent-Child Interaction Interventions—A Longitudinal Study in 101 Families


About the Editor

Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990, she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. She is also a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.

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