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Child Protection and the Care Continuum


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Foreword Part 1: The context of child and family welfare Chapter 1: Policy and Trends in Child Welfare in Australia and the Global Context
Elizabeth Fernandez and Paul Delfabbro Chapter 2: Theoretical and Value Frameworks Underpinning Work with Children and Families
Elizabeth Fernandez and Paul Delfabbro Chapter 3: Children's Rights and the Protective Care Continuum
Jennifer Driscoll Part 2: Child abuse and neglect Chapter 4: Working with Cases of Neglect and Emotional Abuse
David Shemmings and Alice Loving Chapter 5: Child Sexual Abuse
Dale Tolliday Chapter 6: Assessment in Child Protection
Elizabeth Fernandez Chapter 7: Child Protection and the Role of the Children's Court
Rosemary Sheehan Chapter 8: Therapeutic Approaches to Children and Families in Child Protection Contexts
Paul Delfabbro and Alexandra Osborn Part 3: The protective care continuum Chapter 9: Prevention and Early Intervention with Children, Young People, and Families
Carmel Devaney Chapter 10: Foster Family Care as a Response to Child Maltreatment
June Thoburn Chapter 11: Kinship Care in Australia and the United Kingdom
Meredith Kiraly and Elaine Farmer Chapter 12: Therapeutic Residential Care
Kenny Kor and Patricia McNamara Chapter 13: Educational Interventions that Improve the Attainment and Progress of Children in Out-of-home Care
Judy Sebba Chapter 14: Reunification in Out-of-home Care
Elizabeth Fernandez and Paul Delfabbro Chapter 15: Creating a Family Life for a Child through Adoption
John Simmonds Chapter 16: Beyond Care: Identities, transitions and outcomes
Philip Mendes and Jade Purtell Part 4: Children, parents and carers as stakeholders Chapter 17: Child Protection and Child Participation
Jan Mason and Tobia Fattore Chapter 18: The Right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families to Effective Child Protection Services
Clare Tilbury and Natalie Lewis Chapter 19: Engaging First Mothers, Fathers and Grandparents in the Care Continuum
Elizabeth Fernandez and Ros Thorpe Chapter 20: Responding to Carers' Needs
Jill Duerr Berrick

About the Author

Elizabeth Fernandez is Professor of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. She teaches courses in Life Span Development, Child and Family Welfare Practice and Research. Her research focuses on child and family poverty, early intervention and family support, pathways and outcomes for children in care, including reunification of separated children and outcomes of care leavers. She has led several Australian Research Council funded research studies focusing on these themes and has published widely. She is Associate Editor for Children and Youth Services Review and The Journal of Child and Family Studies. She is recipient of the 2019 International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) Award in honour of Alfred J. Khan and Sheila Kamerman in recognition of outstanding contribution to the field of child indicators research from an international perspective. Paul Delfabbro completed his PhD in Psychology in 1998 and has been employed by the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia, since 2001 in a combined teaching and research position. He was appointed to Professor in 2014. His principal research areas are behavioural addictions, applied cognition and child protection. He has published over 250 refereed journal articles and another 100 government reports, book chapters and conference papers.

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