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Author Denby, Ramona W., author.

Title African American children and families in child welfare : cultural adaptation of services / Ramona W. Denby and Carla M. Curtis.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.7 D391A    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Cultural Adaptation in Effective Child Welfare Practice with African Americans. Cultural adaptation framework -- New adaptation perspective -- Reforming child welfare through cultural adaptation -- Cultural adaptation and policy -- Cultural adaptation and practice -- Cultural adaptation and research -- Activities for ongoing learning -- Child Welfare in Perspective : Historical Factors Influencing African American Families and Policy Formulation. Sociopolitical factors -- Effect of social and political factors on policy -- National child welfare reform movement -- Child Welfare Policy and the African American Family. Child welfare policy in context -- Child welfare policy framework -- Overview of major child welfare policy and laws -- Cultural adaptations for African American children in child welfare -- Case study : cultural adaptation and services : the Davis family -- Safety and Protection. Child abuse and neglect -- Child welfare system components -- Cultural adaptations in support services for African American families -- Permanence for Children. Defining permanence -- Values associated with permanence -- Continuum of permanence options -- Permanency options -- Child and Parent Well-Being. Health and mental health disparities affecting African American children -- Behavioral health care and the foster care system -- Vulnerabilities faced by African American children -- Education -- Crime and juvenile justice involvement -- Well-being of parents and caregivers -- Practice considerations and cultural adaptations for increasing child and family well-being -- Case study : cultural adaptations to research initiatives : from kinship research to kinship programming -- Cultural Adaptation and Research. Evidence-based practice -- Determining effective interventions for African American children and families -- Advocacy research -- Performance-based research -- Meeting the Challenges to Bring About Change. Importance of a cultural adaptation perspective in improving child welfare conditions -- Challenge to social work educators -- Role of social work education in implementing planned change -- Challenge to child welfare advocates and policy practitioners -- Challenge to social work practitioners -- Challenge to students of social work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Social work with African American children.
Social work with African Americans.
Child welfare -- United States.
Added Author Curtis, Carla M., author.
ISBN 9780231131841 hardcover alkaline paper
0231131844 hardcover alkaline paper
9780231131858 paperback alkaline paper
0231131852 paperback alkaline paper
9780231536202 (e-book)
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