"Garbarino and his colleagues have done the social welfare fi eld a service....
they provide a useful and integrative schema for understanding child development.... Practice examples abound at both micro and macro levels.
New material on cultural diversity, neighborhood and community factors, and public policy make this volume an even more attractive option for course in human behavior and social environment."-from the foreword by James K.
"... the book is an extraordinary resource for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners concerned with identifying and developing ways of working with communities to enhance understanding of and service to the diverse children and families of the United States."—Contemporary Psychology