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Editors: Alex Powell and Jenna Gray-Peterson
Book Description:
In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the current issues, practices and challenges related to child welfare today. Topics include mental health oversight for children and adolescents in child welfare custody; children in foster care and excessive medications; youth sexuality and health conditions; secondary traumatic stress in child welfare professionals; transforming mental health practices in child-serving systems; educational vulnerability of children and youth in foster care; developing a child welfare and child protection system in China; and mindfulness training for addressing the needs of child welfare system children and families. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

Mental Health Oversight for Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare Custody
(Thomas I. Mackie, Christina M. Mulé, Justeen Hyde, Laurel K. Leslie, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and others)pp. 1-36

Children in Foster Care and Excessive Medications
(Jill Littrrell, Georgia State University, School of Social Work, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)pp. 37-64

Protecting the Protectors: Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Professionals
(Ginny Sprang, Carlton Craig, James J. Clark, Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health, University of Kentucky, Center on Trauma and Children, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)pp. 65-84

Transforming Mental Health Practice in Child-Serving Systems: A Statewide Model for Disseminating, Implementing, and Sustaining a Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Practice
(Patti P. van Eys, Jon S. Ebert, Richard A. Epstein, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, Nashville, Tennessee, USA)pp. 85-102

Educational Vulnerability of Children and Youth in Foster Care
(Andrea Zetlin, California State University Los Angeles, Charter College of Education, Los Angeles, California, USA)pp. 103-114

Developing a Child Welfare and Child Protection System in China: UNICEF Support to the Government of China
(Lisa Ng Bow)pp. 115-150

Mindfulness Training: A Promising Approach for Addressing the Needs of Child Welfare System Children and Families
(Cynthia V. Heywood, Philip A. Fisher, Yi-Yuan Tang, Oregon Social Learning Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA)pp. 151-180

Index pp. 181-193

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 203, 7x10 - (NBC-R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-826-9
   Status: AV
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