SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMA Program of Social Work, First Year PhD Program of Social Work, First Year MA Program of Social Work, Second Year PhD Program of Social Work, Second Year
Course NameSeminar on Child and Adolescent Welfare
InstructorLIN YEI-WHEI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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課程主題



課程內容與指定閱讀



教學活動



與作業



學生學習投入時間(含課堂教學時數)



Week 1



09/12



Introduction to Child and Adolescent Welfare



Introduction to the themes of the course; why study child and adolescent welfare?; benefits of international policy comparison; why have Taiwan pro-child actors broadened policy learning in international terms?



 



Lecture



3 hr



Week 2



09/19



The Shifting Concept of Childhood in History



「童年」概念的歷史變遷



 



Karen Wells, “Childhood in a Global Context,” pp. 1-21 in Wells, Childhood in a Global Perspective (Polity 2015).



 



Karen Wells, “Policy and Practice,” pp. 23-44 in Wells, Childhood in a Global Perspective (Polity 2015).



 



Lecture



3 hr



Week 3



09/26



Analytical Framework: Hardiker’s three-tier intervention model



Hardiker 的分析架構



Pauline Hardiker, Ken Exton, and Mary Barker. "The Social Policy Contexts of Prevention in Child Care." The British Journal of Social Work 1(4) (1991): 341-59.



 



John Canvan, John Ponkerton and Pat Dolan, “The Policy and Politics of Family Support,” pp. 1-21 in Canvan et al., Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory (Jessica Kingsley 2016).



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 4



10/03



Child Welfare Development (I): American case



兒少福利發展()



美國個案



Ducan Lindseys, “Development of the System,” pp. 11-46 in Lindsey, The welfare of children (Oxford University Press 1994).



 



Philip Popple and Feancine Vecchiolla, “ Child Welfare in the United States; A Brief History,” pp. 29-59 in Popple and Vecchiolla, Child Welfare Social Work. (Allyn & Bacon 2007).



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 5



10/10



National Day


     

Week6 10/17



Child Welfare Development (ll) : European cases



兒少福利發展(二)



:歐洲個案



Sven Hessle, “Sweden,” pp. 31-54 in Dixton and Welbourne (Eds.), Child protection and child welfare: A global appraisal of cultures, policy and practice (Jessica Kingsley 2013).



 



Martin R Textor, “Youth and Family Welfare Services in Germany. ”International Social Work 38(4)(1995): 379–86.



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 7



10/24



Child Welfare Development (lll): Taiwan’s case



兒少福利發展(三)



:台灣個案



Child Welfare Bureau, "The Admistrative Report of Child Welfare Bureau in Ministry of Interior”(2012)



 



Hui-jiuan Chien, “A Study on Child Welfare Functions and Administrative Structure of Taiwan’s Central Government” , Master Thesis (National Taiwan University 2011).



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 8



10/31



Child Maltreatment (I): Anglo-Saxon vs. European policy models



兒虐問題(一):



英語系國家與歐陸國家的政策模式



Neil Gilbert, “Introduction,” pp. 3-6 in Gilbert, Combating child abuse: international perspectives and trends (Oxford University Press 1997).



 



Neil Gilbert, “Conclusion: A Comparative Perspective,” pp. 232-240 in Gilbert, Combating child abuse: international perspectives and trends (Oxford University Press 1997).



 



Supplementary reading:



Ducan Lindseys, “The Transformation of Child Welfare into Children's Protective Services,” pp. 89-126 in Lindsey, The welfare of children (Oxford University Press 1994).



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 9



11/07



Child Maltreatment (II): Taiwan’s policy development



兒虐問題():



台灣的政策發展



Yei-Whei Lin and Yi-Ju Chen, “An Institutional Approach to International Child Protection Reforms: The Exchange of Child Protection and Family Support Paradigms and its Implications for Taiwan's Policy Reforms” NTU Social Work Journal 36 (2017): 97-136.



 



Hon-Yei Yu, “Modulation of the Child Protection Movement in Taiwan”NTU Social Work Journal 1 (1999): 149-179.



 



Hon-Yei Yu, “Changing Child Protection in Taiwan-The Impacts of Project for Families at High-Risk”Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 96(2014): 137-173.



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 10



11/14



Foster care (I): Anglo-Saxon vs. European policy responses



兒少寄養問題(一)



英語系國家與歐陸國家的政策回應



June Thoburn, “International Perspective on Foster Care,” pp. 29-43 in Fernandez and Barth (Eds.), How does Foster Care Work? International evidence on outcomes (Jessica Kingsley 2010).



 



Rob Geen, “The Evolution of Kinship Care Policy and Practice”. The Future of Children, 14(1)(2004): 131-149.



 



Seminar



7 hr



Week 11



11/21



Foster Care (II): Taiwan’s service development



兒少寄養問題(二)



台灣的服務發展



Kuo-Lien Pi, “The exploration of the life experience after case termination among child protection clients who experienced long-term residential care” Master Thesis (National Taiwan University 2006).



 



Yuan-Shan Lan. “Foster Care Adoption Practice Challenges in Taiwan: Suggestions for Future Research and Policy Community Development Journal 159 (2017): 244-253.



 



Seminar



6 hr



Week 12



11/28



Child Poverty (I): Anglo-Saxon vs. European policy responses



兒少貧窮問題(一)



英語系國家與歐陸國家的政策回應



UNICEF, Child poverty in perspective: an overview of child well-being in rich countries. (UNICEF, Innocenti Research Centre 2007).



 



Ducan Lindseys, “Developing a Child’s Future Security Account Program,” pp. 301-320 in Lindsey, The welfare of children (Oxford University Press 1994).



 



Supplementary reading:



Cheung, Monit, and Elena Delavega. “Child Savings Accounts: Learning from Poverty Reduction Policies in the World.”International Social Work 55(1) (January 2012): 71–94.



 



Seminar



7 hr



Week 13



12/5



Child Poverty (II): Taiwan’s policy development



兒少貧窮問題(二)



台灣的政策發展



Chao-Hsien Leu, “Profiles and Explanations of Child Poverty in Taiwan”Taiwanese Journal of Social Welfare 9(1)(2010): 97-137.



 



Li-Chen Cheng. Policy Proposal for Helping Poor Children and Adolescents (Child Welfare Bureau, Ministry of Interior 2006).



 



Seminar



6 hr



Week 14



12/12



Service Organization Change (I): Integrated Child Centers



服務組織的變革(一)整合式兒童福利中心



Jane Lewis, Rebecca Cuthbert, and Sophie Sarre. 2011. “What Are Children's Centres? The Development of CC Services, 2004-2008.” Social Policy & Administration 45 (1): 35–53.



 



Peter Nelson, Sharon Tabberer & Tom Chrisp (2011) “Integrated Working in Children's Centres: A User Pathway Analysis”Practice 23(5) (2011): 293-310



 



Warren, Adamson, Chris. “Research Review: Family Centres: A Review of the Literature.” Child & Family Social Work 11 (2) (2006): 171–82.



 



Seminar



6 hr



Week 15



12/19



Service Organization Change (II): Social Safety Net Program in Taiwan



服務組織的變革(二):台灣的社會安全網計劃



Ministry of Health and Welfare “The Project of Strengthening Social Security Network” (Ministry of Health and Welfare 2018).



 



Wan-I Lin “Strengthening Social Safety Net: Background and Strategy”Community Development Journal 165 (2019): 3-29.



 



Hui-jiuan Chien et al. “Strengthen Social Safety Net Programs: How to Find and Protect Vulnerable Families in the Community” Community Development Journal 165(2019): 30-41.



 



Seminar



8 hr



Week 16



12/26



Ideational Change: The Incorporation of the “Child’s Best Interest” into Policy Design



政策理念的的變革:兒童最佳利益的政策理念



Marit Skivenes and Line Marie Sørsdal “The Child's Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions,” pp. 59-88in Falch-Eriksen and Backe-Hansen (Eds.), Human Rights in Child Protection (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).



Seminar



8 hr



Week 17



01/02



Student Presentation of Research Topic


     

Week 18



01/09



Research Report Submission


     

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Course requirements



(1) Class participation and weekly discussion questions: as a small seminar, class participation is vital to the success of this course. To this end, I will be keeping track of who comes to class and how much they contribute, which will be factored into the final grade. To help foster discussion, I would like you to email to me a set of questions each week that the reading raised for you, which might be useful for the class to discuss.



 



(2) One take-home essay exam: I will post the questions on a set date, and you will have 120 hours to complete this essay. You can choose the 120-hour period during which you would like to write the essay. When ready, you will need to log into the module system and click on the exam (under the testing tab), and I will be able to see when you have downloaded it. This means you should not download the exam until you are ready to take it, as the clock will be ticking from the time you first click on it.



 



(3) One short research paper: This paper is for you to develop your interest in a particular area of child welfare policy. The paper should be 12-15 pages long and examine an aspect of child welfare policy in another country (or countries), or otherwise, consider Taiwanese child welfare policy/ service from a comparative perspective. Everyone should meet with me once during the semester to discuss their topic. We will discuss the paper on the first day of class and collectively set a due date. Detailed specifications about the paper (length, font, citations, etc.) have been posted on moudle.



 



Assessment



-- Discussion questions and class participation: 30%



-- One take-home exam: 20%



-- Research paper: 50%




 



Textbook & Reference

 



Book Chapter and Technical Report



Canvan, J., Ponkerton, J., and Dolan, P. (2016). Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory, London: Jessica Kingsley.



Cheng, L-C., (2006). Policy Proposal for Poor Children and Adolescents, Taichung: Child Welfare Bureau, Ministry of Interior.



Chien, H-J. (2011). A Study on Child Welfare Functions and Administrative Structure of Taiwan’s Central Government. Master thesis, National Taiwan University.



Fernandez, E and Barth, R.P. (2010). How does Foster Care Work? International evidence on outcomes. London: Jessica Kingsley.



Gilbert, N. (1997). Combating child abuse: international perspectives and trends, Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Heywood C (2001). A history of childhood: children and childhood in the West from medieval to modern times. Cambridge: Polity Press.



Karen, W. (2015). Childhood in a Global Perspective. Cambridge: Polity Press.



Lindsey, D. (2004). The welfare of children. New York: Oxford University Press.



Ministry of Health and Welfare (2018). The Project of Strengthening Social Safety Net. Taipei: Ministry of Health and Welfare.



Pi, K-L. (2006). The exploration of the life experience after case termination among child protection clients who experienced long-term residential care” Master Thesis, National Taiwan University.



Popple P.R. and Vecchiolla, F. (2005). Child Welfare Social Work. New York: Allyn & Bacon.



UNICEF (2007) Child poverty in perspective: an overview of child well-being in rich countries. Florence: UNICEF, Innocenti Research Centre.



 



Journal Papers



Chien, H-J., Wu, C-S. and Tsai, H-Y. (2019). Strengthening Social Safety Net Programs: How to find and protect vulnerable families in the community. Community Development Journal, 165: 30-41.



Cheung, M., and Delavega, E. (2012). Child Savings Accounts: Learning from Poverty Reduction Policies in the World. International Social Work, 55(1): 71–94.



Geen, R., (2004). The Evolution of Kinship Care Policy and Practice. The Future of Children, 14(1), 131-149.



Hardiker, P., Exton, K., and Barker, M. (1991). The Social Policy Contexts of Prevention in Child Care. The British Journal of Social Work , 1(4): 341-59.



Lan, Y-S., (2017). Foster Care Adoption Practice Challenges in Taiwan: Suggestions for Future Research and Policy. Community Development Journal, 159: 244-253.



Lewis, J., Cuthbert, R., Sarre, S., (2011). What Are Children’s Centres? The Development of CC Services, 2004-2008, Social Policy & Administration 45 (1): 35–53.



Lin, Y-W and Chen, Y-J., (2017). An Institutional Approach to International Child Protection Reforms: The Exchange of Child Protection and Family Support Paradigms and its Implications for Taiwan's Policy Reforms” NTU Social Work Journal, 36: 97-136.



Lin, W-I. (2019). Strengthening Social Safety Net: Background and Strategy. Community Development Journal, 165: 3-29.



Nelson, P., Tabberer, S., and Chrisp, T. (2011). Integrated Working in Children's Centres: A User Pathway Analysis, Practice, 23:5, 293-310.



Skivenes, M., and Marie Sørsdal, L. (2019). “The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions,” in Falch-Eriksen and Backe-Hansen (eds), Human Rights in Child Protection (Palgrave Macmillan: 59-88).



Sven H, “Sweden,” pp. 31-54 in Dixton and Welbourne (Eds.), Child protection and child welfare: A global appraisal of cultures, policy and practice (Jessica Kingsley 2013).



Textor, M. R. (1995). Youth and Family Welfare Services in Germany. International Social Work, 38(4): 379–86.



Yu, H-Y. (1999). Modulation of the Child Protection Movement in Taiwan, NTU Social Work Journal, 1: 149-179.



Yu, H-Y. (2014). Changing Child Protection in Taiwan-The Impacts of Project for Families at High-Risk, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 96: 137-173.



Warren, A. C., (2006) . Research Review: Family Centres: A Review of the Literature, Child & Family Social Work 11 (2): 171–82.



 


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