Investing in Children, Youth, Families and Communities: Stengths-Based Research and Policy / Edition 1

Investing in Children, Youth, Families and Communities: Stengths-Based Research and Policy / Edition 1

by Kenneth I. Maton, Cynthia J. (Eds.) Schellenbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591470625

ISBN-13: 9781591470625

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Investing in Children, Youth, Families, and Communities takes a theoretically exciting and socially critical view of human development and the power of context to shape positive outcomes. Co-editors Kenneth I. Maton, Cynthia J. Schellenbach, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and Andrea L. Solarz bring together leading social scientists and policy experts to discuss what helps

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Investing in Children, Youth, Families, and Communities takes a theoretically exciting and socially critical view of human development and the power of context to shape positive outcomes. Co-editors Kenneth I. Maton, Cynthia J. Schellenbach, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and Andrea L. Solarz bring together leading social scientists and policy experts to discuss what helps or hinders healthy development. A transformative theme, from deficits to strengths, emerges in this book, as it surveys the mounting evidence that programs that shore up resilience can and do work. Empirically rich chapters show how children, youth, families, and communities can be vital resources in countering the challenges posed by violence, abuse, neglect, and other obstacles to development. It provides concrete examples of programs that recognize, strengthen, and marshal the abilities of individuals and groups traditionally assumed to be deficient or in need of "fixing." Uniquely, this book also extends the scientific findings to real-world program and policy implications. Each chapter is co-authored by scholars and policy experts with complementary strengths, bringing together expertise in the psychosocial aspects of an issue and expertise in social policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470625
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Strengths-Based Research and Policy: An Introduction3
Ch. 2Research and Policy for Building Strengths: Processes and Contexts of Individual, Family, and Community Development13
Ch. 3Adversities, Strengths, and Public Policy31
Ch. 4Strengths-Building Public Policy for Children of Divorce53
Ch. 5Resilient Outcomes in Abused and Neglected Children: Bases for Strengths-Based Intervention and Prevention Policies73
Ch. 6The Strengths, Competence, and Resilience of Women Facing Domestic Violence: How Can Research and Policy Support Them?97
Ch. 7Enhancing the Developmental Outcomes of Adolescent Parents and Their Children117
Ch. 8Fostering Resilience in Children of Alcoholic Parents137
Ch. 9Mental Health Services: A Family Systems Approach157
Ch. 10Children and Families Coping With Pediatric Chronic Illnesses173
Ch. 11Building Protection, Support, and Opportunity for Inner-City Children and Youth and Their Families193
Ch. 12Opportunities for Schools to Promote Resilience in Children and Youth213
Ch. 13The Organization of Schooling and Adolescent Development233
Ch. 14Resilience in Children Exposed to Negative Peer Influences251
Ch. 15Racial and Ethnic Status: Risk and Protective Processes Among African American Families269
Ch. 16Acculturation and Enculturation Among Latino Youth285
Ch. 17Community Violence and Children: Preventing Exposure and Reducing Harm303
Ch. 18Community Development as a Response to Community-Level Adversity: Ecological Theory and Research and Strengths-Based Policy321
Ch. 19A Blueprint for the Future343
Index355
About the Editors379

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