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    • September 2002
    • 9780231107662
  • 351 Pages
  • 2 figures

  • Hardcover
  • $80.00
  • / £55.00

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    • September 2002
    • 9780231505659
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  • 2 figures

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Social Work Practice with Families and Children

Anthony Maluccio, Barbara Pine, and Elizabeth M. Tracy

This book emphasizes family-centered, social network, and school-based interventions in the preparation of social workers for direct and indirect practice with clients from vulnerable populations, especially the poor, people of color, and recent immigrant groups. With an eye to recent changes in social work practice and service delivery, including the impact of welfare reform and managed care on vulnerable families and children, Social Work Practice with Families and Children helps social work students and practitioners understand the increasingly complex needs of their clients. Three valuable appendixes include information about tools and instruments to support practice, child welfare resource centers, and electronic resources pertaining to the field.

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

"Detailed, scholarly, balanced and a must-have for those who want to bring conceptual rigour and careful planning to interventions. It is a richly detailed, informed and balanced text and will be a lifeline for practitioners struggling to be effective in an increasingly complex area of pracice." — Child and Family Social Work

"This comprehensive, information-packed book -- offering an extensive review of child and family literature, case examples, and resources -- is elegantly integrated by its recurrent themes." — Lois Wright, University of South Carolina

"Professors Maluccio, Pine, and Tracy have, over the years, produced many seminal research studies and publications....Their latest treasure builds on these rich experiences and their proven ability to organize, consider and influence current issues and approaches with families." — Marianne Berry, University of Kansas

"Three of social work's most eminent child welfare researcher-practitioners have woven together a fabric of child and family theory and practice that is both rich in detail and utterly practical.... This book is a 'must read' for all involved in contemporary child and family services practice, research, and policy." — James K. Whittaker, University of Washington

"Placing practice within its theoretical, policy, and ethical contexts, Maluccio, Pine, and Tracy provide a comprehensive introduction to service delivery and practice interventions with families and children. Well researched and referenced." — William Meezan, University of Michigan

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1: Knowledge Base
1. Understanding Vulnerable Families and Their Children
2. Risks and Vulnerabilities
3. Supporting Families and Their Children
4. Ethical Issues in Workign with Vulnerable Families
Part 2: Practice Base
5. Engagement, Assessment, Case Planning, and Goal Setting
6. Family-Centered Intervention
7. Social Network Intervention
8. School-Based Intervention
Part 3: Looking to the Future
9. Evaluation of Practice and Service Delivery
10. Future Challenges and Opportunities
Appendix 1. Tools and Instruments to Support Practice
Appendix 2. National Child Welfare Resource Centers
Appendix 3. Other Resource Centers and Information Sources
Appendix 4. Electronic Resources on Family and Children's Services
Appendix 5. Electronic Resources on Children's Special Needs and Exceptionalities
Appendix 6. Electronic Resources on Schools and Children's Education
Appendix 7. Electronic Resources on Health of Children and Adults
Appendix 8. Electronic Resources on System Reform and Advocacy for Children and Families
Appendix 9. Electronic Resources on Mentoring and Support Groups
Appendix 10. Informational and Training Materials on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
References
Index

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

About the Author

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification and Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services. Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Families and coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.