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Editors: Steven J. Quintero
Book Description:
Research suggests that placement in kinship care is directly linked to a decrease in the total number of displacement disruptions for children in the child welfare system. However, Hispanic children appear at a higher risk for non-kinship care placement. This book addresses such problems and policies on kinship care and barriers to implementation of child welfare policies with immigrant and mixed-status children.

Child welfare is also closely related to parent-child connections. Thus, the parent-child connection is discussed as well as the authoritative/supportive parenting styles of the mother and father, which seem to protect adolescents against substance abuse.

The rural-urban malnutrition rates of children living in up to 93 countries were examined and discussed. Political stability and how it affects the rural-urban malnutrition ratio, especially in democratic systems were also looked at.
In addition, the human welfare system in North Korea was examined, for example, by looking at the heights of their children. Stature can assumed to be an appropriate indicator in many situations. Other such advantages and disadvantage indicators are discussed in this book.

Finally, the organization of the delivery of social services to waiting children and the prospective adoptive families, which influence adoption creation are reviewed. Cross-section time-series estimates are supplemented with a new augmented fixed effects procedure to demonstrate that the use of contracts with private agencies bolsters adoption creation.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Kinship Care with Hispanic Children: Barrier and Obstacles to Policy and Practice Implementation
(Rebecca Gomez, Jodi Berger Cardoso, and Sanna J. Thompson, University of Texas at Austin, TX)

Children of Color in the Child Welfare System
(Jillian Jimenez, Dept. of Social Work, California State Univ., Long Beach, CA, Ruth M. Chambers, Dept. of Social Work, California State Univ., Long Beach, CA)

Ethical Issues in Child Welfare: An Overview for Mental Health Professionals
(Jeffrey H. Sieracki, Jessica A. Snowden, Amy M. Lyons, and Scott C. Leon, Loyola Univ., Chicago)

The Role of Parent-Adolescent Connection in Child Welfare: A Study of High School Students in Transylvania, Romania
(Laszlo Brassai and Bettina F. Piko, Psychopedagogical Consulting Center, Kovasna County, Romania and Univ. of Szeged, Hungary)

Is it Better to Live in Rural or Urban Areas? A Worldwide Study on Child Health
(Aravinda Guntupalli, Univ. of Southampton, Daniel Schwekendiek, Seoul National Univ.)

Child Welfare Revised: The Case of the Communist Development Country North Korea
(Daniel Schwekendiek, Seoul National Univ.)

Using Private Contracts to Create Adoptions from Foster Care
(Mary Eschelbach Hansen, Dept. of Economics, American Univ., Center for Adoption Research, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School)

*Child Custody Proceedings Under The Indian Child Welfare Act: An Overview;

*State and Family and Medical Leave Laws
(Jon O. Shimabukuro, Cassandra LaNel Foley, Tara Alexandra Rainson)

Short Communication

Psychopathic Personality Features and the Child Welfare System: Implications for Prevention of Problems over the Life-Course
(Michael G. Vaughn, School of Social Work and Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Policy, Saint Louis Univ., Matt DeLisi, Criminal Justice Studies, Iowa State Univ., Kevin M. Beaver, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State Univ., John Paul Wright, Division of Criminal Justice, Univ. of Cincinnati)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 2nd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-659-8
   Status: AV
  
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