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Table of Contents for
Child Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice, 2nd edition, edited by Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

Foreword | Evariste Thériault

Preface | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

Acknowledgements

Setting the Context: Child Welfare Law in Canada | Nicholas Bala

I. Insights from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Abuse and Neglect

1. Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect: Changing Patterns of Reported Maltreatment, 1998 and 2003 | Nico Trocmé, Barbara Fallon, and Bruce MacLaurin

2. The Response of the Ontario Child Welfare System to Neglect: 1993 to 2003 | Kate Schumaker, Barbara Fallon, and Nico Trocmé

3. Factors Associated with the Decision to Provide Ongoing Services: Are Worker Characteristics and Organizational Location Important? | Barbara Fallon and Nico Trocmé

4. Canadian Child Welfare Worker Qualifications: Examining a Changing National Profile | Barbara Fallon, Bruce MacLaurin, Nico Trocmé, Jordan Gail, and Carolyn Golden

5. Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect: Themes and Implications | Brad McKenzie and Kathleen Kufeldt

II. The Continuum of Care

Early Intervention and Support

6. Differential Response in Child Welfare: A New Early Intervention Model? | Brad McKenzie

7. Doing the Work: Child Protection Jobs in Centralized and Accessible Service Delivery Models | Gary Cameron, Nancy Freymond, and Lirondel Cheyne-Hazineh

8. Child Welfare Interventions That Make Sense to Mothers | Nancy Freymond and Gary Cameron

9. Projet Famille: A Family Therapy Project for Neglectful Families | Michèle Brousseau, Madeleine Beaudry, Marie Simard, and Cécile Charbonneau

Out-of-Home Care

10. Foster Care: An Essential Part of the Continuum of Care | Kathleen Kufeldt

11. Finding the Best Home: A Comparative Analysis of Kinship and Foster Care Placements | Katharine Dill

12. A Bicultural Response to Children in Need of Care and Protection in New Zealand | Jill Worrall

13. Experiences of Foster Carers’ Children: An Overview of the Research | Tracy Swan and Robert Twigg

14. Making Group Home Care a Positive Alternative, Not the Last Resort | James Anglin

15. The Changing Face of Adoption | Kathleen Kufeldt

Youth Transitions

16. Factors Associated with Family Reunification among Adolescents in Residential Care: A Quebec Perspective | Marie-Claude Simard and Marie-Andrée Poirier

17. Aging Out of Care and the Transition to Adulthood: Implications for Intervention | Varda Mann-Feder

18. Knock, Knock, Who’s There...for Youth? The Experience of Support When Aging Out of Foster Care | Deborah Rutman and Carol Hubberstey

19. Providing a Seamless Continuum of Care: Themes and Implications | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

III. Indigenous Issues in Child Welfare

20. Disproportionate Representation of Indigenous Children in Child Welfare Systems: International Comparisons | Clare Tilbury and June Thoburn

21. Understanding the Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in Canada’s Child Welfare System | Vandna Sinha, Nico Trocmé, Cindy Blackstock, Bruce MacLaurin, and Barbara Fallon

22. From Child Protection to Community Caring in First Nations Child and Family Services | Brad McKenzie and Corbin Shangreaux

23. Wrap a Star Blanket around Each One: Learning from the Educational Experiences of Indigenous Former Children in Care on Coast Salish Territory | Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett)

24. Indigenous Issues in Child Welfare: Themes and Implications | Brad McKenzie and Kathleen Kufeldt

IV. Selected Practice Issues

25. Risk Assessment in Child Welfare: Use and Misuse | Jan Christianson-Wood

26. Engaging with Fathers in Child Welfare | Christopher Walmsley, Leslie Brown, Marilyn Callahan, Lena Dominelli, and Susan Strega

27. Critical Issues of Practice and Protection in Relation to Families and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder | Dorothy Badry

28. Children with Disabilities in Care in Manitoba | Don Fuchs

29. Child Welfare Challenges for Developing Nations | Myrna McNitt

30. Selected Practice Issues: Themes and Implications | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

V. The Search for Best Practice

31. Family-Centred Child Welfare Practice | Alexandra Wright and Diane Hiebert-Murphy

32. Using Looking After Children Data to Link Research to Policy and Practice in Out-of-Home Care | Sarah Wise and Ruth Champion

33. The Looking After Children Approach in Quebec: An Evaluation of the Experiences of Youth, Caseworkers, and Foster Parents | Marie-Andrée Poirier, Marie-Claude Simard, Véronique Noel, and Béatrice Decaluwe

34. Guided Practice in Australia: Research, Implementation, and Child and Family Perspectives on Looking After Children and the Assessment Framework | Deirdre Cheers, Elizabeth Fernandez, Jude Morwitzer, and Sue Tregeagle

35. Resiliency: Embracing a Strength-Based Model Evaluation and Care Provision | Tyrone Donnon and Wayne Hammond

36. The National Child Welfare utcomes Indicator Matrix (NOM) and Its Application in a Child Welfare Agency | Nico Trocmé, Tonino Esposito, Meghan Mulcahy, Lorry Coughlin, Barbara Fallon, Bruce MacLaurin, and Aron Shlonsky

37. Implementing the Integrated Children’s System in the United Kingdom: A Summary of the Main Findings | Jane Scott

38. The Search for Best Practice: Themes and Implications | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

VI. The Future of Child Welfare

39. Critical Issues in Current Practice | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie

40. The Policy, Practice, and Research Connection: Are We There Yet? | Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie


References

List of Contributors

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

James Anglin is a professor in the School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria.

Dorothy Badry is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, where her research focuses on child welfare and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Nicholas Bala is a professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, and an expert in issues related to children, families, and the justice system.

Madeleine Beaudry is a professor, now retired, from the School of Social Work, Laval University, in Quebec City.

Cindy Blackstock is Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Michèle Brousseau is an adjunct professor at the School of Social Work, Laval University, in Quebec City, and former researcher at the Centre Jeunesse de Québec–Institut universitaire, also in Quebec City.

Leslie Brown is the Associate Dean of Research of the Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria.

Marilyn Callahan is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work, University of Victoria.

Gary Cameron is a professor and Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare in the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ruth Champion is Senior Policy and Program Advisor with the Children, Youth and Families Division of the Department of Human Services in Melbourne, Australia.

Cécile Charbonneau is a researcher from Quebec City.

Deirdre Cheers is Executive Director Centacare Broken Bay, a Catholic agency providing a range of family services, including residential and foster care, in New South Wales, Australia. In a previous role with Barnardos Australia, she was responsible for the implementation of the Looking After Children system within this agency.

Jan Christianson-Wood is a Senior Manager at the General Child and Family Services Authority of Manitoba.

Lorry Coughlin is the manager of clinical information systems for the Division of Professional Services at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres in Montreal.

Béatrice Decaluwe is a doctoral candidate at the School of Psychology, Laval University, in Quebec City.

Katharine Dill is Executive Director of Practice and Research Together (PART) in Ontario.

Lena Dominelli is a professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Durham, England.

Tyrone Donnon is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Tonino Esposito is a doctoral candidate at McGill University, and the researcher and data coordinator of the Royal Bank Children Services Data Laboratory at McGill University’s Centre for Research on Children and Families.

Barbara Fallon is an assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Elizabeth Fernandez is an associate professor in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, and coordinator of the postgraduate research degree program.

Nancy Freymond is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Don Fuchs is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, and a founding member of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium.

Jordan Gail is a social worker in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Carolyn Golden is a family services worker at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.

Wayne Hammond is the Executive Director, Resiliency Canada, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

Lirondel Cheyne-Hazineh is currently Research Coordinator at Pathways to Education in Kitchener, Ontario, and a past researcher with the Partnerships for Children and Families Project at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Diane Hiebert-Murphy is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba.

Carol Hubberstey is a principal of Nota Bene Consulting Group, based in Victoria, British Columbia.

Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett) is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and Human Service, Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops, British Columbia. She is Saulteaux from Keeseekoose First Nation.

Kathleen Kufeldt is an adjunct professor at the University of New Brunswick and former Chair in Child Protection at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Bruce MacLaurin is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.

Varda Mann-Feder is an associate professor of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University in Montreal.

Brad McKenzie is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba.

Myrna McNitt is a lecturer in social work at Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work in River Forest, Illinois, with research and practice interests in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Jude Morwitzer is Senior Manager of the Practice Development Centre with Barnardos Australia, a major Australian non-governmental provider of family support and child placement services, including foster care, adolescent community placement, and adoption.

Meghan Mulcahy is a mental health social worker in Nova Scotia.

Véronique Noel is a researcher with the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse in Quebec.

Marie-Andrée Poirier is a professor at the School of Social Work, Université de Montréal, and co-director of the Groupe de recherche et d’action sur la victimisation des enfants (GRAVE).

Deborah Rutman is an adjunct associate professor and senior research associate with the School of Social Work, University of Victoria, and a principal of Nota Bene Consulting Group, based in Victoria, B.C.

Kate Schumaker is a doctoral student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Jane Scott is a consultant who has managed many complex research and development projects in the United Kingdom.

Corbin Shangreaux is the administrator of Southeast Child and Family Services, and has held a number of senior administrative and consulting positionsin First Nations child and family services.

Aron Shlonsky is an associate professor of social work at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Child Welfare and directs the Bell Canada Child Welfare Research Unit and the Ontario Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.

Marie Simard is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work, Laval University, in Quebec City.

Marie-Claude Simard is a social worker and researcher at the Centre jeunesse de Québec-Institut universitaire and an associate professor at the School of Social Work, Laval University, in Quebec City.

Vandna Sinha is an associate professor at the Centre for Research on Children and Families at McGill University.

Susan Strega is an associate professor in the School of Social Work, University of Victoria.

Tracy Swan is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland/Labrador.

June Thoburn is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

Clare Tilbury is an associate professor at the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia.

Sue Tregeagle is Senior Manager, Program Services and Research, with Barnardos Australia, a major non-government provider of family support and child placement services, including foster care, adolescent community placement, and adoption.

Nico Trocmé is a professor of social work at McGill University, where he holds the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work and directs the Centre for Research on Children and Families.

Robert Twigg recently retired from the Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina.

Christopher Walmsley is an associate professor, School of Social Work and Human Service, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Sarah Wise is the General Manager Policy, Research and Innovation at Anglicare Victoria, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jill Worrall has retired from the position of Senior Lecturer in Social Work and is now an Honorary Research Associate at Massey University in New Zealand.

Alexandra Wright is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba.