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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

    Robyn Munford, Anat Zeira, CATHERINE ROLLER WHITE, Robin Spath, Patricia McNamara, Barbara Pine, Hans Grietens, Kirk O'Brien, Colleen Reed, Kate Holmes, Jackie Sanders, Nina Biehal, Anne Nicoll, Marion Brandon, Arron Fain, Chris Warren-Adamson, Bruce Maden, Peter Pecora, Mark Ezell, June Thoburn, Marianne Berry, Harriet Ward, James K Whittaker, Anita Lightburn, Cinzia Canali, Jane Aldgate, Tony Maluccio, Tiziano Vecchiato, 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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 240pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-248-8
  2. Child Well-Being

    Understanding Children's Lives

    Sylda Langford, Peter Pecora, Markell Harrison-Jackson, Asher Ben-Arieh, John Rowlands, Johnathan Bradshaw, Anne-Marie Brooks, J Aldgate, Roger Morgan, Pat Dolan, John Rowland, Jonathan Bradshaw, Pamela Munn, Sinead Hanafin, Colette McAuley, Wendy Rose, Colette McAuley

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 256pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-393-5
  3. How Does Foster Care Work?

    International Evidence on Outcomes

    Nancy Sampson, Robert Flynn, Robbie Gilligan, Elaine Farmer, Eva Franzen, Lee Ann Murdock, CATHERINE ROLLER WHITE, Mónica López, Fred Wulczyn, Harriet Ward, Frank Lindblad, Anders Hjern, Robyn Marquis, Ronald Kessler, Lijun Chen, Jorge Fernandez del Valle, Tine Egelund, Piet Strijker, Peter Pecora, June Thoburn, Marie-Pierre Paquet, Irving Hwang, Lajla Knudsen, Kirk O'Brien, Ian Sinclair, Fiona Daly, Anne-Dorthe Hestbaeck, Bo VINNERLJUNG, E. Christopher Lloyd, Paul Delfabbro, James K Whittaker, Elizabeth Fernandez, Richard 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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 320pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-389-8
  4. Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

    International Evidence for Practice

    Wendy Rose, Colette McAuley, Peter Pecora, Jim Wade, Arnon Bentovim, Danielle Turney, David Quinton, Kate Wilson, Karen Tanner, Ian Sinclair

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 384pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-477-9