xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Beginnings The institutional context of child welfare Governance, legitimacy, and trust Multiple dimensions of child welfare governance The organizational context of practice The legal system as host setting : context and history Images and realities of the legal system : metaphor, myths, and stereotypes The courts The concentric systems view of child welfare The rationalization of child welfare intervention Life in narrative and drama : meaning, self, and identity Social intervention as ritualized action Ethics, values, and integrity Conclusion.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294) and index.