Social Work: Adoption and Fostering

  • LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care book cover

    LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

    Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care

    By Adam Mccormick, Kathryn Schmidt

    Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick and Kathryn Schmidt examine the entirety of a youth’s experience, from referral into care, challenges to obtaining…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Adoption Law and Human Rights: International Perspectives book cover

    Adoption Law and Human Rights

    International Perspectives

    By Kerry O'Halloran

    In recent decades, there have been many changes to adoption law and practice, such as a sharp decline in the voluntary relinquishment of children, an increase in the number consigned to public care, and an abrupt decrease in those made available on an intercountry basis. Additionally, human rights…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Human Rights and International Law

  • Mental Health Screening and Monitoring for Children in Care: A short guide for children's agencies and post-adoption services book cover

    Mental Health Screening and Monitoring for Children in Care

    A short guide for children's agencies and post-adoption services

    By Michael Tarren-Sweeney

    This is a short and authoritative guide for children’s agencies and post-adoption services about why and how they should carry out mental health screening and monitoring for children in care, and those adopted from care. It defines key terms, reviews and compares screening, brief assessment and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Transitions From Care to Independence:: Supporting Young People Leaving State Care to Fulfil Their Potential book cover

    Transitions From Care to Independence:

    Supporting Young People Leaving State Care to Fulfil Their Potential

    By Jennifer Driscoll

    This important book focuses on the critical role of educational achievement for the wellbeing and success of vulnerable youth in adulthood. It is concerned with three interconnected issues: the support which is or should be afforded to youth ageing out of state care to enable them to fulfil their…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • A Critical Approach to Surrogacy: Reproductive Desires and Demands book cover

    A Critical Approach to Surrogacy

    Reproductive Desires and Demands

    By Damien W Riggs, Clemence Due

    This comprehensive text makes an important contribution to the study of surrogacy, developing a novel theoretical framework through which to understand the broader social contexts as well as individual decisions at play within surrogacy arrangements. Drawing on empirical research conducted by the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The Education of Children and Young People in State Care book cover

    The Education of Children and Young People in State Care

    Edited by Sonia Jackson, Ingrid Hojer

    Young people who leave care with few or no educational qualifications are at very high risk of social exclusion in adulthood. Yet in the past their education has attracted little attention from researchers or professionals. Studies by the editors and contributors to this volume show that the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Children, Young People and Care book cover

    Children, Young People and Care

    Edited by John Horton, Michelle Pyer

    The very notions of childhood and youth are intimately connected to contemporary norms, practices and spaces of care, caring and care-giving. The provision of care is widely figured as both the primary responsibility of parents, carers and practitioners who work with children and young people, and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator book cover

    Parental Obligations and Bioethics

    The Duties of a Creator

    By Bernard G. Prusak

    This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Emotional Abuse of Children: Essential Information book cover

    Emotional Abuse of Children

    Essential Information

    By David Royse

    Children and Emotional Abuse is a research-informed learning resource for students in social work about the dynamics and consequences of psychological abuse—especially as it occurs in dysfunctional families and affects children and adolescents. Emotional abuse is still not widely understood or…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

  • Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression book cover

    Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System

    A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression

    By Brandynicole Brooks

    Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System examines the pressures, hardships, and oppression women of color face in the child welfare system, and how this affects social workers who investigate childhood abuse and neglect. Author Brandynicole Brooks addresses intersectionality and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge

  • Social Work and the Courts: A Casebook book cover

    Social Work and the Courts

    A Casebook, 3rd Edition

    By Daniel Pollack, Toby G. Kleinman

    Social Work and the Courts is a collection of important and cutting-edge court decisions in the field of human services, now in its third edition. Pollack and Kleinman present an array of legal cases in everyday language, with clear explanation of the facts and issues, and in-depth examinations of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-19
    Routledge

  • Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries book cover

    Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries

    Edited by Ravinder Barn, Vicki Harman

    This pioneering volume draws together theoretical and empirical contributions analyzing the experiences of white mothers in interracial families in Britain, Canada and the USA. The growth of the mixed race population reflects an increasingly racially and culturally heterogeneous society, shaped by…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

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