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Selected Child Welfare References

Balgopal, P.R. (2000). Social work practice with immigrants and refugees. New York: Columbia University Press.

Bernstein, N. (2001). The lost children of Wilder: The epic struggle to change foster care. New York: Patheon Books.

Berrick, J.D. (1998). When Children Cannot Remain Home: Foster Family Care and Kinship Care. The Future of Children, 8:1(Spring), 72-87.  Link to Article >>

Billingsley, A. (1999). Mighty like a river: The black church and social reform. New York: Oxford University Press.

Billingsley, A. (1992). Climbing Jacob's ladder: The enduring legacy of African American families. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Billingsley, A. & Giovannoni, J. (1972).  Children of the storm: Black children and American child welfare. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Carten, A.J., & Goodman, H. (2005). An educational model for child welfare practice with English speaking Caribbean immigrant families. Child Welfare, 84(5), 771-789.  Link to Article >>

Carten, A.J. & Dumpson, J.R. (Eds.). (1997). Removing risk from children: Shifting the paradigm. Silver Springs, MD: Beckham House Publishers.

Carten, A.J. & Dumpson, J.R. (1997). Family preservation and neighborhood based services: An Africentric perspective.  In Everett, J., Chipungu, S., and Leashore, B. (Eds.). Child welfare services: An africentric perspective (pp. 225-241). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Cash, S.J., and Wilke, D.J. (2003). c, 73(4), 392-404.

Chahine, Z. & Van Straatan, J. (2005). Serving immigrant families and children in New York City's child welfare system. Child Welfare, 84(5), 713 - 723.  Link to Article >>

Chernesky, R.H. & Israel, M. (2009). The Relationship Between Job Expectations and Intention to Leave in a State Child Welfare Agency. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 3(1), 23-39.

Chipungu, S.S. (2003). Child welfare policies and African-American families. In T.B. Bent-Goodley (Ed.), African-American social workers and social policy (pp. 55-68). New York: Haworth Press.

Congress, E., and Gonzales, M.J. (Eds.) (2005). Multicultural perspectives in working with families. 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

Congress, E. (1994). The use of the culturagrams to assess and empower culturally diverse families. Families in Society, 75(9), 531-540.  Link to Article >>

Gordon, L. (1988). Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence, 1880-1960. NY: Penguin Books.

Guterman, N.B. (1997). Early Prevention of Physical Child Abuse and Neglect: Existing Evidence and Future Directions. Child Maltreatment, 2(1), 12-34.

Giovannoni, J.M., & Billingsley, A. (1990). Child neglect among the poor: A study of parental adequacy in families of three ethnic groups. Child Welfare, 49(4), 196-204.

Halpern, R. Fragile Families, Fragile Solutions. (1999). NY: Columbia University Press.

Harris, M.S., & Skyles, A. (2005). Working with African American children and families in the child welfare system. In K.H. Barrett & W.H. George (Eds.), Race, culture, psychology, and law (pp. 91-103). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hess, P., McGowan, B.G., and Botsko, M. (2003). Nurturing the One, Supporting the Many: The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. NY: Columbia University Press.

Hess, P., McGowan, B.G., and Botsko, M. (2000). A Preventative Services Program Model for Preserving and Supporting Families Over Time. Child Welfare, 79:3 (May/June), 227-265.

Lawrence-Webb, C. (1997). African American Children in the Modern Child Welfare System: A Legacy of the Flemming Rule. Child Welfare, 76 (Jan/Feb), 9-30.

Leashore, B.R., Chipungu, S.S. & Everett, J.E. (1991). Child welfare: An Africentric perspective. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Lightburn, A., and Kemp, S.P. (1994). Family Support Programs: Opportunities for Community-based Practice. Families in Society, 75(Jan), 16-25.

Lindsey, D. (1994). Family Preservation and Child Protection: Striking a Balance. Children and Youth Services Review, 16(5/6), 279-294.

Mallon, G., and Hess, P., eds. (2005). Child Welfare for the Twenty-First Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies and Programs. NY: Columbia University Press.

Mallon, G.P. (1998). We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems. NY: Columbia University Press.

McCroskey, J., and Meezan, W. (1998). Family-Centered Services: Approaches and Effectiveness. The Future of Children, 8:1(Spring), 54-71.

McRoy, R.G. (2004). The color of child welfare policy. In K. Davis & T. Bent-Goodley (Eds.).The color of social policy (pp. 37-64). Washington DC: Council on Social Work Education.

McRoy, R.G. (2005). Overrepresentation of children and youth of color in foster care. In G.P. Mallon & P.M. Hess (Eds.), Child Welfare for the 21st century: A handbook of practices, policies and programs (pp. 623-634). New York: Columbia University Press.
McRoy, R.G. (1994). Attachment and racial identity issues: Implications for Child placement decision making. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 3(3), 59-74.

Nybell, L.M., & Gray, S.S. (2004). Race, place, space: Meaning of cultural competence in three child welfare agencies. Social Work, 49, 17-26.

Osofsky, J.D. (1999). The Impact of Violence on Children. The Future of Children, 9:3 (Winter), 33-49.

Pinderhughes, E.E. (1991). The delivery of child welfare services to African American clients. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61(4), 599-605.

Roberts, D. (2002). Shattered bonds: The color of child welfare. New York: Basic Books.

Rodman, aka Clinton, H. (1973). Children Under the Law. Harvard Educational Review, 43(Nov), 489-514.

Samantrai, K. (2004). Culturally competent public child welfare practice. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Schorr, L. and Schorr, D. (1988). Within Our Reach: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage. NY: Doubleday.

Task Force on Minority-Governed, Community-Based Foster Care Agencies (2005 -November). Report and recommendations on the status and future of minority-governed, community-based child welfare agencies.  New York: NYC ACS Division of Child Protection.

Waldfogel, J. (2006).What Children Need. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Waldfogel, J. (1998). Rethinking the Paradigm for Child Protection. The Future of Children, 8:1 (Spring). 104-119.

Webb, E., Maddocks, A., & Bongilli, J. (2002). Effectively protecting black and minority ethnic children from harm: Overcoming barriers to the child protection process. Child Abuse Review, 11, 394-410.

Webb, N.B. (Ed.). (2006).Working with traumatized youth in child welfare. New York. Guilford Press.

Webb, N.B. (Ed.). (2001). Culturally diverse parent-child and family relationships. A guide for social workers and other practitioners. New York: Columbia University Press.

Wulczyn, F., et al. (2005). Beyond Common Sense: Child Welfare, Child Well-being, and the Evidence for Policy Reform. New Brunswick, NJ: Aldine.

Women Abuse and Child Protection: A Tumultuous Marriage. Part I. Children and Youth Services Review, 22:3/4 (March/April 2000), Entire Issue.

Women Abuse and Child Protection: A Tumultuous Marriage. Part II. Children and Youth Services Review, 22:5 (May 2000), Entire Issue.

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