We are happy to announce the publication of several papers forming part of the special issue, Children and the Child Welfare System: Problems, Interventions, and Lessons from Around the World which is guest co-edited by Jarosław Przeperski, PhD & Samuel A. Owusu of the Centre for Family Research.
To introduce the whole special issue, the guest co-editors, Jarosław Przeperski, PhD & Samuel A. Owusu present the paper, Children and the Child Welfare System: Problems, Interventions, and Lessons from Around the World. The paper presents a summary of the various papers published in the journal as part of the special issue and how these papers contribute towards understanding child and family social work practice around the world.
The list of papers so far published as part of the special issue include:
Youth Initiated Mentoring in Social Work: Sustainable Solution for Youth with Complex Needs? by Levi van Dam, Lotte Heijmans & Geert J. Stams all of whom are at the University of Amsterdam, Forensic Child and Youth Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Beliefs of Secondary School Youth and Higher Education Students About Elderly Persons: A Comparative Survey by Anna Kanios of the Department of Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
Using Machine Learning in Burnout Prediction: A Survey by Małgorzata Grządzielewska of Centre for Family Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Lwowska 1, 87-100, Toruń, Poland.
Family Support Services in the Context of Child Care Reform: Perspectives of Ghanaian Social Workers by Kwabena Frimpong-Manso of the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, Ghana.
A Retrospective on Teenage Pregnancy in Poland: Focussing on Empowerment and Support Variables to Challenge Stereotyping in the Context of Social Work by Anna Odrowąż-Coates & Dagmara Kostrzewska both of UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair, Institute of Education, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland.
Implementing Routine Outcome Monitoring in Statutory Children’s Services by Thomas Mackrill & Idamarie Leth Svendsen both of the Institute for Social Work, University College Copenhagen, Denmark.
Material Deprivation Status of Malaysian Children from Low-Income Families by Siti Hajar Abu Bakar Ah, M. Rezaul Islam, Sabri Sulaiman & Noralina Omar of the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia respectively.
The remaining papers when published will be included in this list. The Centre of Family Research thanks the staff of the centre and the various authors who have worked to make this special issue possible.