Public Child Welfare
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Framed within the context of relevant national and state policy and practices, the cases address a variety of child welfare issues including neglect and abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, criminal justice involvement, mental health, reunification and adoption, and more. Case-based learning relates to family dynamics, initial risks and harms, finding the right home for the child, court proceedings, and the trajectory of these complex cases over time.
Public Child Welfare challenges social work students and practitioners to critically examine documented, real-world cases to inform and strengthen their own practices. The casebook is an ideal resource for social work courses, child welfare seminars, and agency-based training programs.
Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D., M.S.W., Professor
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
City University of New York
“I love, love, love this public child welfare casebook. It perfectly meets my need for a class that I am teaching in January. I have been looking for case studies to assign to students and so many of the ones I have found are not comprehensive enough. I think this book would be a great complement to our text.”
Michele D. Hanna, PhD., MSW
Graduate School of Social Work
University of Denver