Family Policy Matters: How Policymaking Affects Families and How Professionals Can Affect Policymaking

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Examines the small role family plays in forming government policy on social issues. Bogenschneider (University of Wisconsin) identifies two barriers to the consideration of the family in the policy field—the American ethos of individualism and the family values debate—and suggests practical strategies for connecting research and policymaking. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805835359
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1902
  • Pages: 312
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)

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Contents: T. Ooms, Foreword. T.J. Corbett, Foreword. Preface: The Floating Opera of Family Policy. Part I:The Rationale for Family Policy. Do We Need a Family Perspective in Policymaking? Is Policymaking Focused More on Families or Individuals? Are Professionals Adequately Trained in Family Science, Theory, and Methodology? What Is Family Policy? What Is a Family Perspective in Policymaking? Do Families Matter? Are Family Issues a Legitimate Focus of Policymaking? Part II:Applying a Family Perspective to Current Policy Issues. D. Riley, K. Bogenschneider, Do We Know What Good Parenting Is? Can Public Policy Promote It? W.J. Doherty, Can a Family-Focused Approach Benefit Health Care? What Family Policy Issues Are Likely to Be Debated in the New Millennium? Part III:Using Theory and Practice to Move Controversial Policies Forward. How Can We Bridge the Controversy and Move Family Policies Forward? The Theory of Paradox. What Can We Learn From Past Successes to Guide Family Policy in the Future? Part IV:Strategies for Getting Involved in Family Policymaking. What Roles Can Family Professionals Play to Build Family Policy? Which Approach Is Best for Getting Involved in Family Policy: Advocacy or Education? K. Bogenschneider, J.R. Olson, J. Mills, K.D. Linney, How Can We Connect Research and Knowledge With State Policymaking? Lessons From the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars. How Can Professionals Team up With Communities to Influence Local Policymaking? Guidelines From Wisconsin Youth Futures. Is It Time to Take Family Policy Seriously? Appendix.

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