Research for action: cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children

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Across the social welfare and human services fields, interest is growing in how to apply research to influence policy and practice; simultaneously, with globalization's advance, it is clearer than ever that an international perspective is vital in understanding how social, political, and institutional contexts affect research and dissemination practices. This volume, with contributions from an array of eminent researchers and practitioners, provides valuable insight into effective research practice and the factors involved in putting research findings to use.Leading with experience - narratives of six child welfare case studies from the UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, and the US - the book frames those cases in the context of relevant literatures to build up a cross-case analysis that distills lessons, throws enduring questions into relief, and lays a foundation for informing future practice. It mines the cross-national experience to develop perspective for a better understanding of the importance of different policy and cultural environments, while nonetheless emphasizing issues that are applicable across borders. The ground prepared by the case studies allows the volume to tease out themes and lessons, placing the empirical findings against relevant theoretical frameworks and developing guidelines for improving research practice in this arena.Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates concerned with promoting effective policy and practice will find this book a vital aid in understanding how to apply knowledge to the real world and bring about in ways that can inform and contribute to social change.
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table_of_contents Mapping the terrain / Robert J. Chaskin and Jona M. Rosenfeld -- Researching family support and children's services planning in Northern Ireland / John Pinkerton -- From fieldwork to facts to firearms control : research and advocacy towards stricter firearms control legislation in South Africa / Maylene Shung King, Paula Proudlock, and Lori Michelson -- The development and use of data for child welfare system reform / Robert M. George -- The relationship between research and practice in implementing the RAF method for quality assurance in residential settings for children in Israel / Tamar Zemach-Marom -- Research-based practice tools to improve child welfare services in England : using the Going home? practice tool to support the effective reunification of families / Nick Axford, Vashti Berry, Roger Bullock, Michael Little, Jill Madge, Louise Morpeth and Kevin Mount -- Some lessons learned? A case study of research dissemination to young people in care / Ruth Emond and Robbie Gilligan -- Dissemination and impact : issues, lessons, and future directions / Robert J. Chaskin -- Charting a course for fuller engagement : toward a framework for action / Jona M. Rosenfeld and Robert J. Chaskin.
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title Research for action cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children
title_display Research for action cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children
title_full Research for action [electronic resource] : cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children / edited by Robert J. Chaskin, Jona M. Rosenfeld
title_short Research for action
title_sort research for action cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children
title_sub cross-national perspectives on connecting knowledge, policy, and practice for children