|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||MA 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 Name||Seminar on Child and Adolescent Welfare|
(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.
-- 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.
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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