Child Development and Child Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, Richard P. Barth and Melissa Jonson-Reid

in The Tender Years

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780195114539
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865819 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 Child Development and Child Welfare

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the vulnerability of children and the lack of protection given to them during the first few years. It then describes the development of child welfare policies in the 20th century and child development theories and approaches. It reviews studies on the relationship between social-cognitive functioning and child abuse and the short- and long-term effects of foster care.

Keywords: child welfare services; child protection; cognitive development; child abuse; foster care

Chapter.  12354 words. 

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