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.

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)

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