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Child Care Services

Laura Lein.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2030 words.

Child care services, enabling parents to commit themselves to paid employment while providing a supervised environment for their children, have a long and complex history in the United...

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Foster Care

Joyce E. Everett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 9592 words.

Social work has long been involved in child foster care. Though its initial involvement de-emphasized the importance of infant–caregiver attachment, Bowlby’s theory of attachment is...

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