This title was first published in 2000: This text provides international perspectives on examples of best practice in child welfare and proposes organizational structures and policies to support this practice. Practice innovations span the range of child welfare services, including prevention, protection and out-of-family care. The contributors describe the child welfare context in each of their particular jurisdictions, producing an addition to the literature comparing child welfare in different countries. Moreover, existing books on the subject are primarily descriptive and examine overall child welfare legislation and policy. The work adopts an analytical approach, proposing policies and focusing on the largely unexamined topic of excellence in child welfare practice.
Table of Contents
PART I: LISTENING TO MESSAGES FROM THE FIRST LINE 1 Child Welfare on the Eve of the Twenty First Century: What we have Learned 2 The Changing Face of Child Welfare: Perspectives from the Field 3 Efforts at Empowering Youth: Youth-in-Care and the Youth-in-Care Networks in Ontario and Canada PART II: BUILDING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTS 4 The Focus on Family when Children are at Risk: Swedish Policy in Practice 5 The Wraparound Process: Strength-Based Practice 6 From Case and Client to Citizen: An Innovation in Child Welfare Practice PART III: CHILDREN ON THE MOVE 7 Unaccompanied and Asylum-Seeking Children Encounter Sweden 8 Offering Relief to Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers in Holland PART IV: VALUING DIVERSITY IN CHILD WELFARE COMMUNITIES 11 Tackling Racism in Everyday Realities: A Task for Social Workers A First Nations Experience in First Nations Child Welfare Services It Takes a Village: Building Networks of Support for African Nova Scotian Families and Children PART V: VALUING THE FIELD IN SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION 12 Developing Partnerships in Social Work Education in Britain PART VI: CONCLUSION 13 Valuing the Field: Lessons from Innovation
Callahan, Marilyn; Hessle, Sven; Strega, Susan