Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International Implications [NOOK Book]

Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International Implications

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What People Are Saying

Barbara W. White

This scholarly, well-framed, and analytical resource establishes a challenge to those of us concerned about the well-being of families in the global context.

Barbara W. White, President, Council on Social Work Education

Barbara W. White

This scholarly, well-framed, and analytical resource establishes a challenge to those of us concerned about the well-being of families in the global context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231504362
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Katharine Briar-Lawson is a professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Hal A. Lawson is professor of social welfare and education, and special assistant to the provost at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Charles B. Hennon is professor of family studies and social work, and associate director of the Family and Child Studies Center at Miami University of Ohio.

Alan Jones is education technologist in the Center for Education Technology at the New School University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Meaning and Significance of Families and Threats to Their Well-Being 21
2 Families as Comprehensive Social Welfare Institutions and Preventive Systems 50
3 Meaningful, Gender-Equitable Work and Family Well-Being 76
4 Key Sensitizing Concepts, a Family Policy Continuum, and Examples from the IYF 115
5 Analyzing Policy Impacts and Making Strategic Policy Choices for Families and Helping Professions 153
6 Families as Experts and Partners in the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Family-Centered Policies and Practices 185
7 Developing Family-Centered Policy and Practice Discourses 213
8 Introducing Policy-Practice Skills for Family-Centered Change Agents 249
9 Promoting New Alliances Among Families, Family Advocates, and Helping Professionals 275
10 Introducing Globalization's Challenges and Opportunities and Analyzing Economic Globalization and Liberalization 293
11 Globalization, Flows of Culture and People, and New-Century Frameworks for Family-Centered Policies, Practices, and Development 338
12 New-Century Investment Strategies and Social Action Agendas for the World's Families 377
App.: Key Web Sites 389
Bibliography 391
Index 431
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