Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions: International Evidence for Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. It addresses the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explains the policy context for child welfare service delivery. Leading international contributors summarize the evidence of effectiveness in each core area, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. Critically, the book also draws out the implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research.

This book is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare as well as students and researchers.

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About the author

Wendy Rose is Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK, and works on national and international child welfare research and development projects. She was previously a senior civil servant advising the government on children's policy.

Jim Wade is Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York, UK.

Arnon Bentovim is a Director of Child and Family Training, and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was formerly a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic. He was also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.

Kate Wilson is Professor of Social Work at the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham. She has researched and published widely in the fields of therapeutic work and child welfare, including books on social work with couples, social work in a legal context, non-directive play therapy, and adoption and fostering.

Karen Tanner has practice experience in child protection and has worked with children with life-threatening illnesses. She has direct experience of child observation and co-ordinates teaching in this area on a range of teaching programmes.

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Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Published on
Jan 30, 2006
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781846424779
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Social Science / Social Work
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