The Third Edition of Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser’s award-winning text, Social Policy for Children and Families, offers new evidence that a public health framework based on ecological theory and principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design and implementation of social policy. Written in a conversational, reader-friendly style and incorporating cutting-edge research, this carefully crafted book maps a pathway for developing resilience-based social policies. In every chapter, experts in their respective fields apply the editors’ conceptual model across the substantive domains of child and family poverty, child welfare, education, mental health, health, developmental disabilities, substance use, and juvenile justice. Recipient of the Best Edited Book Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence in 2008, the book is an ideal core text for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses and 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.
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About the Author
Jeffrey M. Jenson, Ph D, is the Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk in the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. His research focuses on the application of a public health approach to preventing child and adolescent health and behavior problems and on the evaluation of preventive interventions aimed at promoting positive youth development. Dr. Jenson has published seven books and numerous articles and chapters on topics of prevention and child and adolescent development. His 2014 book (with K. Bender), Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-based Strategies In Schools, Families, and Communities (Oxford University Press) is a comprehensive review of empirical evidence pertaining to the efficacy of universal, selected, and indicated preventive interventions for children and youth. Dr. Jenson has received several awards for his scholarship, including the Aaron Rosen Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. He is the recipient of Distinguished Scholar and University Lecturer awards from the University of Denver and is a former editor-in-chief of the journal, Social Work Research. Dr. Jenson is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Society for Social Work and Research.
Mark W. Fraser, Ph D, holds the Tate Distinguished Professorship at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina where he serves as associate dean for research. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Aaron Rosen Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. His work focuses on risk and resilience, child behavior, child and family services, and research methods. Dr. Fraser has published widely, and, in addition to Social Policy for Children and Families, is the co-author or editor of eight books. These include Families in Crisis, a study of intensive family-centered services, and Evaluating Family-Based Services, a text on methods for family research. In Risk and Resilience in Childhood, he and his colleagues describe resilience-based perspectives for child maltreatment, substance abuse, and other social problems. In Making Choices, Dr. Fraser and his co-authors outline a program to help children build sustaining social relationships. In The Context of Youth Violence, he explores violence from the perspective of resilience, risk, and protection, and in Intervention with Children and Adolescents, Dr. Fraser and his colleagues review advances in intervention knowledge for social and health problems. Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs describes the design and development of social programs. His most recent book is Propensity Score Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications. Dr. Fraser serves as editor of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. He is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child, Youth, and Family Policy - Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser Coming of Age in America Policy and Program Responses to Childhood and Adolescent Problems Public Health Frameworks for Social Policy Resilience: When a Child Prevails Over Adversity Applying Principles of Risk and Resilience to Social Policy Ecological Theory and Life Course DevelopmentChapter 2: Anti-Poverty Policies and Programs for Children and Families - Trina R. Williams Shanks and Sandra K. Danziger Prevalence and Trends in Poverty Poverty, Risk, and Protection Interpersonal and Social Risk Factors Environmental Risks Anti-Poverty Policies and Programs Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Service IntegrationChapter 3: Child Welfare Policies and Programs - Peter J. Pecora and Markell Harrison-Jackson Purpose and Overview of Child Welfare Policy Mission and Goals of Child Welfare Services Theoretical Frameworks Underlying Child Welfare Policies and Programs Risk, Protection, and Resilience in Child Welfare Risk, Resilience, and Protection in Child Welfare Policy Key Child Welfare Policy and Legislation Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Service IntegrationChapter 4: Education Policy for Children, Youth, and Families - Andy J. Frey, Myrna R. Mandlawitz, Armon R. Perry, and Hill M. Walker Trends in School Failure and Academic Achievement Risk and Protective Factors for School Adjustment and Achievement Problems Education Policy: Past and Present Summary of Federal Policy Principles of Risk, Protection, and Resilience in Education Policy Using Principles of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Integrated Education Policy Promotive Interventions and Strategies The Role of Targeted Interventions and StrategiesChapter 5: Child Mental Health Policy - Mary E. Fraser and Paul Lanier Prevalence of Child Mental Health Disorders A Risk, Protection, and Resilience Perspective on Mental Health Disorders Risk Factors Protective Factors History of Child Mental Health Policy in the United States Systems of Care and Mental Health Policy The Fort Bragg Study Risk, Protection, and Resilience Framework and Mental Health Policy Program and Case Example Transformation of the Mental Health SystemChapter 6: Health Policy for Children and Youth - Kathleen A. Rounds, William J. Hall, and Guadalupe V. Huitron Purpose and Overview of Health Policies for Children and Youth Risk and Protective Factors for Health Problems in Childhood and Adolescence Access to Care as a Protective Factor Risk, Resilience, and Protection in Health Policy for Children and Youth The Degree to Which Policy Has Been Based on Risk and Protective Factors Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Service Integration in Health PolicyChapter 7: Policies and Programs for Children and Youth With Disabilities - Susan L. Parish, Alison W. Saville, and Jamie G. Swaine Increasing Prevalence of Disability Three Theoretical Frameworks Risk and Protective Factors for Problems Experienced by Children With Disabilities Risk, Resilience, and Protection in Policies for Children With Disabilities Education and Early Intervention Title V of the Social Security Act: Maternal and Child Health Family Support Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Service Integration in Disabilities PolicyChapter 8: Policies and Programs for Adolescent Substance Abuse - Elizabeth K. Anthony, Jeffrey M. Jenson, and Matthew O. Howard Trends in Adolescent Substance Use The Etiology of Adolescent Substance Abuse: Principles of Risk, Protection, and Resilience Risk, Protection, and Resilience in Substance Abuse Policy Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Achieve Service IntegrationChapter 9: Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs - William H. Barton Purpose and Overview of Juvenile Justice Policy Delinquency and Delinquents: Prevalence and Trends Risk, Protection, and Resilience in Juvenile Justice Policy Juvenile Justice System Involvement and Incarceration as Risk Factors Risk, Resilience, and Recent Reform Efforts Risk, Resilience, and Evidence-Based Programs Using Knowledge of Risk, Protection, and Resilience to Enhance Juvenile Justice Policy and Practices Juvenile Justice InterventionsChapter 10: Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy - Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser Policies and Programs Across Service Systems