Families Count: Effects on Child and Adolescent Developmentby Alison Clarke-Stewart
Pub. Date: 03/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is concerned with the question of how families matter in young people's development - a question of obvious interest and importance to a wide range of readers, which has serious policy implication. A series of key current topics concerning families are examined by the top international scholars in the field, including the key risks affecting children,
This book is concerned with the question of how families matter in young people's development - a question of obvious interest and importance to a wide range of readers, which has serious policy implication. A series of key current topics concerning families are examined by the top international scholars in the field, including the key risks affecting children, individual differences in their resilience, links between families and peers, the connections between parental work and children's family lives, the impact of childcare, divorce, and parental separation, grandparents, and new family forms such as lesbian and surrogate mother families. The latest research findings are brought together with discussion of policy issues raised.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Risk and Resilience: 1. How families matter in child development: reflections from research on risk and resilience Ann S. Masten and Anne Shaffer; 2. The promotion of resilience in the face of adversity Michael Rutter; 3. Identifying risk and protective factors for healthy child development Arnold Sameroff; Part II. Peer and Parents: 4. The influence of family and peer relationships in the development of competence during adolescence W. Andrew Collins and Glenn I. Roisman; 5. Toward a dynamic developmental model of the role of parents and peers in early onset substance use Kenneth A. Dodge, Patrick S. Malone, Jennifer E. Lansford, Shari Miller-Johnson, Gregory S. Pettit and John E. Bates; Part III. Work and Family: 6. Mothers and fathers at work: implications for families and children Ann C. Crouter; 7. The family-child care mesosystem Kathleen McCartney; Part IV. Discord and Divorce: 8. Marital discord, divorce, and children's well-being: results from a 20-year longitudinal study of two generations Paul R. Amato; 9. The influence of conflict, marital problem solving and parenting on children's adjustment in nondivorced, divorced, and remarried families E. Mavis Hetherington; 10. Adolescents' development in high-conflict and separated families: evidence from a German longitudinal study Sabine Walper and Katharina Beckh; Part V. New and Extended Family Forms: 11. New family forms Susan Golombok; 12. Grandparents, grandchildren, and family change in contemporary Britain Judy Dunn, Emma Fergusson and Barbara Maughan; Part VI. Conclusions and Commentaries: 13. What have we learned: proof that families matter, prospects for future research, and policies for families and children Alison Clarke-Stewart; 14. Research and policy: second looks at views of development, families, and communities and at translations into practice Jacqueline J. Goodnow; 15. Prognosis: policy and process Robert A. Hinde.
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