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Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Duncan Lindsey and Aron Shlonsky


Research has already been a significant factor in child welfare policy in recent years, but this book demonstrates that it has taken a leading role in the field to spur and guide change. The chapters in this book assess the effect of research on the full spectrum of child welfare services. The book covers every base. The opening chapters situate child welfare research in the modern context; they are followed by discussions of evidence-based practice in the field, arguably its most pressing concern now. Recent years have seen historic rises in the number of children adopted through public agenc ... More

Keywords: child welfare services, evidence-based practice, public agencies, adoption, risk assessment, child protection, single mothers

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Lindsey, editor

Aron Shlonsky, editor
University of Toronto

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Child Welfare Research: An Introduction

Duncan Lindsey, Aron Shlonsky, and Alan McLuckie

Part I Child Welfare Research in Context

13 Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods

Ira M. Schwartz, Peter R. Jones, David R. Schwartz, and Zoran Obradovic

16 Self-Evaluation: Using Data to Guide Policy and Practice in Public Child Welfare Agencies

Daniel Webster, Charles L. Usher, Barbara Needell, and Judith Wildfire

17 Comparing Welfare and Child Welfare Populations: An Argument for Rethinking the Safety Net

Mark E. Courtney, Amy Dworsky, Irving Piliavin, and Steven McMurtry

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