Gary Cameron is the Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare at the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University. His current program of research focuses on the lives of families involved in child welfare and children's mental health services, international comparisons of systems of child and family welfare, and systems of care for children and families involved in residential mental health placements. Nick Coady has been with the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1994. His teaching and research interests focus on the importance of relationship and other common factors in social work practice. Recent publications include a co-edited textbook on theories for clinical social work and a journal article on good helping relationships in child welfare. Gerald R. Adams is a professor of family relations and human development at the University of Guelph. He is interested in the study of adolescent development and problem behaviours, transition from adolescence to adulthood, and identity development during childhood and adolescence. Recent books include the Blackwell Handbook on Adolescence and the Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment.Cameron, Gary is the author of 'Toward Positive Systems of Child And Family Welfare Current Issues And Future Directions', published 2007 under ISBN 9780889205185 and ISBN 0889205183.