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What is a blended family?

Any nontraditional configuration of people who live together, are committed to each other, and perform functions traditionally assumed by families.

(these relationships may not be linked biologically or legally. the important thing is that they FUNCTION as family.)


what services are provided for children and families on the support side?

Basic financial and material resources all families need to survive.


T/F: Children in LGB households often struggle due to the stressors of prejudice.



Child welfare goals for children and families?

-meeting vulnerable kid's needs (emotional, behavioral, and health)
-provide resources to address conditions that prevent kids from growing and thriving
-empowerment families so parents can provide for and protect kids
-improve family conditions
-safeguard kids from maltreatment
-when necessary - provide permanent living conditions


Define supportive services.

Services that support, reinforce, and strengthen the ability of parents and children to meet the responsibilities of their respective statuses.

(they're intended to simply provide external support to enhance family functioning while children remain in the home.)


Define substitute services.

Services in which another family or environment is substituted for the child's own family.

(here someone else takes over all aspects of the parental role on a temporary or permanent basis.)


What are some examples of supportive services?

Basic financial and other resource assistance
Family therapy
Individual counseling
Group therapy
Child protective services
Intensive family preservation services
Day care
Family life education
Respite care


What are some examples of substitute services?

Foster care
Residential placement in a group home
Treatment center or institution
Independent living


Types of maltreatment

-physical abuse
-psychological abuse
-sexual abuse


What is the principle of least restriction?

It is not restricting the client as much as possible.


What are the 11 key themes in family preservation?

(pg. 291)
1. Crisis orientation
2. Focus on family
3. Home-based services
4. Time limits
5. Limited, focused objectives
6. Intensive, comprehensive services
7. Emphasis on education and skill-building
8. Coordination
9. Flexibility
10. Accessibility
11. Accountability


Describe child day care.

An agency or program provides supervision and care for children while parents or guardians are at work or otherwise unavailable. (and it is a supportive service)


What are the 3 basic ways that day care is provided?

1. A baby-sitter or nanny come to the family's home to provide care
2. Parents take their children to the care providers' homes for supervision. This is called family day care.
3. Larger, organized day-care centers in addition to preschool and Head Start programs provide care.


What are day-care centers?

Agencies that can care for 15-300 children (although they average 60).


Describe family life education (FLE).

It involves group or classroom learning experiences for the purpose of increasing people's knowledge, developing skills, or enhancing self-awareness concerning issues and crises relevant at some point during the life span. (and it is a supportive service)


Are residential settings support or substitute services?

Substitute services


What settings are on the least restrictive side?

-home parent
-home of relative
-Foster family home
-specialized foster family home (for more difficult children)


What settings are on the most restrictive side?

-private child welfare institution (residential treatment center)
-mental health facility
-correctional facility


Describe respite care.

It is the supervision of a child by another caregiver, allowing the parent an interval of relief from the responsibilities of child care. (and it is a supportive service)


what are the types of foster family homes?

-shelter homes
-longterm foster homes
-specialized foster homes
-treatment foster care


Describe adoption

The legal act of taking in a child born to other parents and formally making that child a full member of the family. Adoptive parents take on all the rights and responsibilities given to birth parents or other former legal guardians, who relinquish all rights concerning that child.