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Peter Pecora

Peter J. Pecora is Senior Director of Research Services at the Casey Family Programs and Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has researched and published extensively in the field of child and family outcomes. His publications include Evaluating Family-Based Services and The Child Welfare Challenge.

JKP publications by Peter Pecora

  1. Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

    Finding and Using International Evidence

    Edited by Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato, Anita Lightburn, Jane Aldgate and Wendy Rose

    This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues currently being debated in the evaluation of these services and provides examples of evaluation from policy and practice. Learn More
    2010, Hardback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, £60.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-819-3
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £60.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-248-8
  2. Child Well-Being

    Understanding Children's Lives

    Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

    This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-393-5
  3. How Does Foster Care Work?

    International Evidence on Outcomes

    Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

    How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. Learn More
    2010, Hardback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 320pp, £49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £49.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-389-8
  4. Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

    International Evidence for Practice

    Edited by Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose

    Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 384pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-116-1
    2006, Ebook, PDF, 384pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-477-9