Child Welfare Research: The Effectiveness of Casework

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Second edition

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780195136715
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894079 | DOI:
Child Welfare Research: The Effectiveness of Casework

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This chapter examines research on the effectiveness of casework: the main approach used by child welfare social workers to serve their clients. Topics discussed include the modern caseworker, professional constraints to casework effectiveness, assessing the effectiveness of casework, family preservation services, the long-term impact of foster care, and research on child development.

Keywords: casework intervention; caseworkers; social workers; child welfare; family preservation services; foster care; child development research

Chapter.  9093 words.  Illustrated.

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