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Volume I: Evolution of Protecting, Strengthening, and Sustaining Children and Families

Mark Testa

Chapter 1: History of Well-Being and Child Welfare
Clare Anderson, Miranda Lynch-Smith, Krista Thomas, and Bryan Samuels

Chapter 2: Child Welfare Legislation and Policy
Krista Thomas, Miranda Lynch, and Clare Anderson

Chapter 3: Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act and its Application to Practice
Heather Tanana, Nancy Lucero, Alisa Lee, and Elisabeth Parker 

Chapter 4: Sustainable Financing to Support Children & Families
Deborah S. Harburger, Sheila A. Pires, and Melissa Schober

Chapter 5: Economic Support as a Strategy for Child Maltreatment Prevention
Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Kathryn Maguire-Jack, Sarah Parmenter, Hanna Haran, Deborah J. Moon, and Rebecca J. Phillips

Chapter 6: COVID-19 and the Macro Economy: Implications for Child Welfare
Vicky N. Albert and Rebecca L. Bosetti

Chapter 7: Family and Youth Engagement in Child Welfare Policy and Programs: Empowering Practice Models
Astraea Augsberger and Mary Elizabeth Collins

Chapter 8: Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare Programs and Services
Susan Yoon, Joyce Y. Lee, Alexa Ploss, Juan Lorenzo Benavides, and Jaclyn Kirsch

Chapter 9: Trauma-informed Care: An Intergenerational Approach
Xiafei Wang, Benjamin John Phelps, Keith A. Alford, and Mo Yee Lee


Volume II: Approaches to Child and Family Protection:
Core Opportunities and Challenges in Child- and Family-Serving Systems

Eun Koh 

Chapter 1: The Importance of Belonging and Supportive Interpersonal Relationships for Child Well-Being
Karla Shockley McCarthy and Kisha Radliff

Chapter 2: Children’s Mental Health
Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Miyuki F. Tedor

Chapter 3: Physical, Developmental, and Behavioral Health Needs of Youth
in Foster Care
Elesia N. Hines, Angela M. Tomlin, and Ralph A. Hicks

Chapter 4: Fight, Flight, Freeze…or Foster Resilience: A Developmental Neuroscience
Approach to Case Conceptualization and Service Provision for Children in the Welfare System
Briana H. Brukilacchio, Morgan Engelmann, Meredith I. Brinster, Prachi Khanna, and Sheri Ravenscroft

Chapter 5: Addressing Parental Substance Use among Clients of Child Welfare Programs
Laura Radel, Emily Hopkins, and Robin Ghertner

Chapter 6: A Call for a Race-Equity Perspective to Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Approaches in Schools
Jasmine D. Haynes, Khalilah L. Caines, and Itunu Ilesanmi

Chapter 7: Youth and Parents with Disabilities: A Critical Examination of Child Welfare Practice
Melissa Jenkins, Amy Levine, and Jason Tuell

Chapter 8: LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare: An Intersectional, Multitheoretical Approach
June Paul, Sarah Mountz, Jordan Dyett, and Abigail MacDonald

Chapter 9: Family Homelessness: Th e Dilemma of Invisible Families
Diane Nilan, Natalie G. Rapp, and Mary E. Haskett

Chapter 10: Intimate Partner Violence
Jill Theresa Messing, Ijeoma Nwabuzor Ogbonnaya, and Megan Lindsay Brown

Chapter 11: Family and Child Immigration
Megan Finno-Velasquez, Anayeli Lopez, and Sophia Sepp

Chapter 12: Th e Best Interest of the Child: Immigration and Child Welfare System-Related Protections and Vulnerabilities for Unaccompanied Minors
Adam Avrushin, Mauricio Cifuentes, Maria Vidal de Haymes, and Celeste N. Sánchez


Volume III, Part 1: Approaches to Family and Child Support and Sustainability

Jim Gleeson

Chapter 1: What Works When Supporting Expectant and Parenting Youth and their Children
Nadine M. Finigan-Carr, Margo Candelaria and Kate Sweeney 

Chapter 2: Trauma Screening in Perinatal Care Settings: Utilizing the Adverse Childhood Experience Survey to Optimize Maternal–Infant Care
Susanne Fuhrman

Chapter 3: Characteristics of Resource Parent Trainers and their Identified Need for Racially, Ethnically, and Culturally Relevant Training Material
Hung-Peng Lin, Angelique Day, Sierra Wollen, Carey Tompkins and Lori Vanderwill

Chapter 4: African American Children in Kinship Care
Bonnie Young Laing, Xiafei Wang, Gwendolyn Perry-Burney and Carrie Smith

Chapter 5: African American Grandmother Caregivers’ Perspectives on Caregiving in the Opioid Crisis
Priscilla A. Gibson, Ndilimeke J.C. Nashandi and Valandra

Chapter 6: A Re-examination of Structural and Systemic Barriers Affecting Black and Latinx Youth and Families who are Multisystem-Involved: Implications for Policy and Practice
Camille R. Quinn, Jacquelynn F. Duron, Sherri Simmons-Horton and Donte T. Boyd

Chapter 7: Understanding Resilience to Promote Strengths-Based Programs for Kinship Families
Qi Wu, Yanfeng Xu and Fei Pei

Chapter 8: In-Home Child Welfare Services
Miriam J. Landsman and Lisa Easley D’Aunno

Chapter 9: Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Youth in Child Welfare Systems: An International Approach
Gerald P. Mallon, June Paul, Mónica López López, Jeanette Cossar, Veronika Paulsen and Rodrigo González Álvarez

Chapter 10: Motivational Interviewing in Child- and Family-Serving Systems
Christopher Wirt and Caroline Long 

Chapter 11: Child Safety and Risk of Future Maltreatment
Stacey M. Saunders-Adams

 Chapter 12: Strategies to Promote Permanency
Tonia Stott

Chapter 13: Family Well-Being After Adoption and Guardianship: Considerations for Engaging Families Across the Life Course
Alfred G. Pérez, Kerrie Ocasio, Kevin R. White, Anne S. J. Farina and Nancy Rolock


Volume III, Part 2: Approaches to Family and Child Support and Sustainability

Charlene Ingram

Chapter 1: Adoptions: Challenges, Achievements, and Future Directions
Eileen Mayers Pasztor, Wendy Whiting Blome and Maria L. Quintanilla

Chapter 2: Understanding and Utilizing Our Collective Assets: A Framework for Rural Child Welfare Practice
Kathleen Belanger, Ruth McRoy, Emmerentie Oliphant, Joe Haynes and Mary Grace Federline

Chapter 3: Parental Incarceration and Child Welfare: Research, Practice, and Future Directions
AshLee Smith, Luke Muentner, Rebecca Shlafer, Cynthia Burnson and Charlene Taylor

Chapter 4: Impacts of Parental Incarceration and the Role of Early Care and Education Providers
Karen Ruprecht and Angela Tomlin

Chapter 5: Maternal Incarceration and Child Welfare System Involvement
Amy Dworsky, Gina Fedock, Colleen Schlecht and Marion Malcome

Chapter 6: Parent Engagement in Child Welfare: Law, Policy, and Parents’ Perspectives
Kyndra Cleveland and Brittany P. Mihalec-Adkins 

Chapter 7: Seeing Color: The Role of Dependency Courts in Dismantling Racism in Child Welfare
Allison Green, Brooke Silverthorn and David Kelly

Chapter 8: An Implementation Science Study of the My Community Cares Initiative: An Innovative Prevention Approach to Meeting the Needs of Communities that are Vulnerable
Corie G. Hebert, Cecile Guin, Michelle Gros and Jenny Forrest

Chapter 9: Child Welfare Kinship Care Policy and Practice: Diversion, a Kinship Family Right to Care, and Kinship Navigator Programs
Gerard Wallace and Eunju Lee


Volume IV: Science and Data Translation into Practice and Policy

Rick Barth

Chapter 1: Implementation Science: Processes and Strategies
Suzanne E.U. Kerns and Allison Metz

Chapter 2: Equity in Implementation: Moving from Values to Actions
Erin M. Espinosa, Deirdre O’Connor, Karen Meulendyke and Jovan Goodman

Chapter 3: Research Translation in Children’s Mental Health
Joshua P. Mersky, Roderick A. Rose and Paul Lanier

Chapter 4: Evaluation in the Real World
Amanda Klein-Cox and Gretchen Clark Hammond

Chapter 5: Science and Data Translation into Practice and Policy
Lisa Schelbe and J. Bart Klika

Chapter 6: A Narrative Review of Policies Impacting Elementary Through Postsecondary Educational Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Foster Care Histories
Justine R. Cheung and Kalah M. Villagrana


Volume V: Inter-Professional Workforce Supervision and Development

Peter Pecora

Chapter 1: Interdisciplinary Practice in Child- and Family-Serving Systems
Jon D. Phillips, Elizabeth Jurczak Goldsborough, Kalah M. Villagrana and Daniel J. Gibbs

Chapter 2: Building Socially Just Leadership in Urban Child Welfare
Christa C. Gilliam, Dana Burdnell Wilson and Sandra Stukes Chipungu

Chapter 3: The Future of Child Welfare Workforce Development
Katharine Briar-Lawson and Robin Leake

Chapter 4: Critical Praxis Using a Foundational Model: An Ecological Synthesis of Research of Organizational Factors on Public Child Welfare Workforce Retention and Turnover
William C. Wong

Chapter 5: The Dynamics and Skills of Child Welfare Supervision: The Parallel Process
Lawrence Shulman

Chapter 6: Supervising for Reflexivity and Analytical Thinking
Cynthia A. Lietz

Chapter 7: Secondary Traumatic Stress of Child Welfare Workers: Developing Individual and Agency Strategies for Well-Being and Self-Care
Jennifer Cornish Genovese and Xiafei Wang

Chapter 8: Beyond Self-Care: Understanding and Mitigating Secondary Trauma in Child Service Systems
Roy W. Van Tassell, Susan R. Schmidt, Elizabeth Claire Risch and Amanda Mitten

Chapter 9: Strategies for Implementing Interventions in Collaboration with Behavioral Health Providers
Alicia C. Bunger, Gretchen Clark Hammond, Rebecca Phillips and Christy Kranich

Chapter 10: Better Together: A Framework for Effective Collaboration between Community Schools and Child Welfare Systems
Amanda Klein-Cox and Mariel Pfister

Chapter 11: Using Cross-System Collaboration to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth Involved with Child Welfare
Megan H. Piel, Airika Buford and Taylor Bazajou