Beyond Common Sense

Child Welfare, Child Well-Being, and the Evidence for Policy Reform

by: Fred Wulczyn - Brenda Jones Harden - Richard P. Barth - John Landsverk - Y.Y.T. Yuan

Beyond Common Sense

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Author: Fred Wulczyn, Brenda Jones Harden, Richard P. Barth, John Landsverk, Y.Y.T. Yuan

Publisher: AldineTransaction

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 31 July 2005

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ISBN: 0202307344 ISBN 13: 9780202307343

Beyond Common Sense by Fred Wulczyn - Brenda Jones Harden - Richard P. Barth - John Landsverk - Y.Y.T. Yuan

This volume asserts that finding a place for well-being on the list of outcomes established to manage the child welfare system is not as easy as it first appears. The overall thrust of the argument is that policy should be evidence-based, and the available evidence is a primary focus of the book. Top page

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Helping vulnerable children develop their full potential is an attractive idea with broad common-sense appeal. However, child well-being is a broad concept, and the legislative mandate for addressing well-being in the context of the current child welfare system is not particularly clear. This volume asserts that finding a place for well-being on the list of outcomes established to manage the child welfare system is not as easy as it first appears. The overall thrust of this argument is that policy should be evidence-based, and the available evidence is a primary focus of the book. Because policymakers have to make decisions that allocate resources, a basic understanding of incidence in the public health tradition is important, as is evidence that speaks to the question of what works clinically. The rest of the book addresses the evidence. Chapter 2 integrates bio-ecological and public health perspectives to give the evidence base coherence. Chapters 3 and 4 combine evidence from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, the Multistate Foster Care Data Archive, and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being to offer an unprecedented profile of children as they enter the child welfare system. Chapters 5 and 6 address the broad question of what works. A concluding chapter focuses on policy and future directions, suggesting that children starting out, children starting school, and children starting adolescence are high-risk populations for which explicit strategies have to be formed. This timely volume offers useful insights into the child welfare system and will be of particular interest to policymakers, academics with an interest in Child Welfare Policy, Social Work educators, and Child Advocates. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: AldineTransaction

City: Somerset

Pages: 245

More info: height 238 mm width 162 mm weight 522 gr thickness 24 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 362.70973 Library of Congress Subject: HV741.B487 Child welfare - United States.

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