Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, Third Edition Cynthia Crosson-Tower, Harvest Counseling and Consultation Exploring Child Welfareprovides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home. The third edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services. The author bases her work on more than 30 years of experience in almost all areas of children's services including protective services, foster care, adoption, court services, residential treatment and school based services. Highlights of the Third Edition: The author's strong background in practice provides real-life examples and helps students to connect theory with actual practice in children's services. Protective services chapter reflects the author's particular expertise in child abuse and neglect. New focus in the school-based services chapter on serving the whole child reflects the latest trends in pupil personnel services. Includes an examination of the pros and cons of family preservation services, allowing students to reflect on a current controversy in the field.Crosson-Tower, Cynthia is the author of 'Exploring Child Welfare A Practice Perspective', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205381272 and ISBN 0205381278.