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Vulnerable Children, Youth and Families in Society   Tags: abuse, children, families, poverty  

Guide to finding research and information related to the study of children and youth in social work, along with some resources on domestic violence and family issues.
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Select Books on Children, Youth & Families

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Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice - Cahalane Helen (Editor)
Call Number: Available online
ISBN: 9781461486268
Publication Date: 2013

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A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents - Sam Himelstein
Call Number: BF724.85.R45 G53 2011
ISBN: 9780415642446
Publication Date: 2013

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The Well-Being of America's Children - Kenneth Land (Editor)
Call Number: Available online
ISBN: 9789400740921
Publication Date: 2012


Finding Information on Children and Family Issues

  • New to the topic of child welfare, social work and the family or other topics related to children and youth?  Get an overview of the topic using a subject encyclopedia or handbook for Background Information

  • Find Books on your topic to gain additional information on your topic. Some books will have specific perspectives, others will be a collection of articles by many different authors. Books may not be as current as recent journal articles but a book allows authors to cover a topic in more detail. Because a single book may cover many topics or perspectives your search may need to be more general than when searching for articles.

  • Search for scholarly Journal Articles using article indexes. Articles provide you with  peer-reviewed research, the research in journals may be more current,  since it takes less time to publish an article than a book and articles allow you to narrow your search and get more specific with your topic.

  • Use Statistics and/or Data to back up your research.  The government has a wealth of data and statistics and the University Library subscribes to some databases which index or provide data on specific topics. 

  • The library also provides DVDs and other Video Resources that may help your research or provide background on a topic.

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