This affordable paperback course textbook has been adapted from the landmark four-volume Handbook of Applied Developmental Science (SAGE 2003). In 20 chapters, Applied Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook brings together the latest in theory and application from applied developmental science and the positive psychology movement. This advanced text summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society.
Chapter 18: Child Welfare: Controversies and Possibilities
Child Welfare: Controversies and Possibilities
The public child welfare system provides social services to troubled families whose children have been abused or neglected. Nationwide, an estimated 826,000 children were maltreated in 1999; of these, nearly three fifths were neglected, while one fifth were physically abused and about 11% were sexually abused. The ...