Social Work Practice with Families and Children

Anthony Maluccio, Barbara Pine, and Elizabeth M. Tracy

Columbia University Press

Social Work Practice with Families and Children

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Pub Date: September 2002

ISBN: 9780231107662

351 Pages

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Pub Date: September 2002

ISBN: 9780231505659

351 Pages

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Social Work Practice with Families and Children

Anthony Maluccio, Barbara Pine, and Elizabeth M. Tracy

Columbia University Press

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.
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
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.