Field Guide to Child Welfare is unprecedented ... it is comprehensive
in scope, grounded in principle, insightful in its treatment of
complex topics, pragmatic and sensible in its proposed solutions."
- David S. Liederman
Child Welfare League of America
Field Guide to Child Welfare was written to support the education
and training of child welfare professionals throughout their careers.
As a text for college-level child welfare courses and field placement,
it provides students with a thorough understanding of the practice
of child welfare, integrated with substantial content on basic tenets
of child and family development, comprehensive assessment and case
planning, cultural competence, and interpersonal helping skills.
The Field Guide was also designed to support and enhance inservice
training for child welfare caseworkers and supervisors.
Now, the entire text of the four volume Field Guide to Child Welfare is also available in a searchable web-based format online!
NARCCW’s Director, Dr. Ronald Hughes,
received the Peter Forsythe Award for Leadership in Child Welfare
for his contributions to the field of public child welfare. The
Peter Forsythe Award is presented annually by the National Association
of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), an affiliate of
APHSA, to a person who exhibits leadership in the field of public
child welfare and in support of NAPCWA’s mission. The award
criteria include exemplary work at the national and regional levels
in support of child welfare agencies’ efforts to protect children
and support families. The award was presented at the American Public
Human Services Association’s 75th Conference in Washington,
D.C., on March 22, 2005. Read Speech