Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective / Edition 2

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Overview

Incorporating cutting-edge research, the authors of this multidisciplinary text offer new evidence that a public health framework based on ecological theory and principles of risk and resilience is essential for the successful design of social policy. Contributing authors apply the editors’ conceptual model across the substantive domains of child welfare, education, mental health, health, developmental disabilities, substance use, juvenile justice, and now poverty.

This is an ideal core text for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses entitled Social Policy, Advanced Social Policy, or Social Work with Children and Families in departments of social work, family studies, human services, sociology, public health, or psychology. It is also a vital resource for elected officials, policy makers, and others interested in the evolution of policies aimed at preventing problem behaviors and supporting children and families.

Praise for the First Edition of Social Policy for Children and Families

“What a book! A must read for those who provide services to at-risk children and their families…. The application of the public health framework to programs and policies adds value to the usual suspects of perspectives/frameworks drawn upon by the social work profession…. The authors boldly call for the triangulation of relevant theories and models of risk and resilience, and make a major contribution to social work research by advocating for the translation of empirical evidence into practical application.”— Paula Allen-Meares, University of Michigan School of Social Work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981392
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 283,468
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Ph.D., is the Bridge Professor of Children, Youth, and Families at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. He is principal investigator of the Youth Matters Denver Public Schools Prevention Project, a randomized group trial assessing the effects of a structured curriculum on aggression and substance use among elementary school students in 28 Denver public schools. Dr. Jenson has written numerous articles and chapters on topics pertaining to adolescent substance abuse and juvenile delinquency. His 1999 book, Youth Violence: Current Research and Recent Practice Innovations, examines advances in understanding, preventing, and treating aggression and violence among children and adolescents. Dr. Jenson received the University of Denver Distinguished Scholar Award in 2003.

Mark W. Fraser, Ph D, holds the Tate Distinguished Professorship at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he serves as associate dean for research. He has written numerous chapters and articles on risk and resilience, child behavior, child and family services, and research methods. With colleagues, he is the co-author or editor of eight books, including Families in Crisis, Evaluating Family-Based Services, Risk and Resilience in Childhood, Making Choices, The Context of Youth Violence, and Intervention with Children and Adolescents. His award-winning text Social Policy for Children and Families reviews the bases for public policy in child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, developmental disabilities, and health. His most recent book, Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs, describes a design perspective on the development of innovative social and health programs.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition - Mark Udall
Foreword to the Second Edition
Introduction
1. A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child, Youth, and Family Policy - Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser
2. Antipoverty Policies and Programs for Families and Children - Trina R. Williams Shanks and Sandra K. Danziger
3. Child Welfare Policies and Programs - Peter J. Pecora and Markell Harrison-Jackson
4.Education Policy for Children, Youth, and Families - Andy J. Frey, Hill M. Walker, and Armon R. Perry
5. Child Mental Health Policy: Promise Without Fulfillment? - Mary E. Fraser
6.Health Policy for Children and Youth - Kathleen A. Rounds and Thomas C. Ormsby
7. Policies and Programs for Children and Youth With Disabilities - Susan L. Parish, Alison I. Whisnant, and Jamie G. Swaine
8. Policies and Programs for Adolescent Substance Abuse - Jeffrey M. Jenson, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Matthew O. Howard
9. Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs - William H. Barton
10. Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Applying Principles of Risk Resilience, and Ecological Theory - Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser
About the Editors
About the Authors
A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child, Youth and Family Policy - Jeffrey Jenson, Mark Fraser
Anti-Poverty Policies and Programs for Families and Children - Trina Williams Shank, Sandra Danziger
Child Mental Health Policy: Promise Without Fulfillment? - Mary Fraser
Child Welfare Policies and Programs - Peter Pecora, Markell Harrison-Jackson
Education Policy for Children, Youth and Families - Andy Frey, Hill Walker, Armon Perry
Health Policy for Children and Youth - Katherine Rounds, Thomas Ormsby
Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs - William Barton
Policies and Programs for Children and Youth With Disabilities - Susan Parish, Alison Whisnant, Jamie Swaine
Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Applying Principles of Risk, Resilience, and Ecological Theory - Jeffrey Jenson, Mark Fraser

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    A solid text for beginning Family Law from a Social Work/Psychol

    A solid text for beginning Family Law from a Social Work/Psychology perspective.

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