Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

By: Emily M. Douglas (author), Amy D'Andrade (contributor), Loretta L. C. Brady (contributor), Jason Castillo (contributor), Douglas Douglas (contributor), Doktor Doktor (contributor), Esther F. S. Carvalhaes (contributor), Melissa Brown (contributor), Terry-Ann L. Craigie (contributor), Corey J. Colyer (contributor)Hardback

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Innovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common challenges that children and their families throughout the nation face: child care, family medical leave, special needs, parent education, preventing/addressing child maltreatment, witnessing partner violence, father involvement, and the justice system. Social scientists from multiple disciplines examine the efficacy of programs and policies to address such problems, and use their own research as the basis to make recommendations for expanded or new child and family programs or policies.

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Emily M. Douglas is assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Bridgewater State College.


Chapter 1 Introduction to Innovations Part 2 Early Childhood and Education Chapter 3 Hispanic Families and Family Literacy Practices: Differences by Country of Origin Chapter 4 Effects of Parental Involvement on First-Graders' Approaches to Learning Chapter 5 Frayed Patchwork: The Need for Public Policy to Address Short Term Child Care Needs Chapter 6 The Contribution of the Helping Relationship in Promoting Retention in a Home Visitation Program to Prevent Child Maltreatment Part 7 Government Intervention: Family Violence, Children's Welfare, and Justice Concerns Chapter 8 Exploring the Effects of California's Shortened Reunification Timeframes for Children Under Three Chapter 9 The Multidisciplinary Misnomer: A West Virginia Case Study of Multidisciplinary Treatment Teams in Child Welfare Chapter 10 Identifying and Responding to the Needs of Children Residing in Domestic Violence Shelters: Results from the North Carolina Domestic Violence Shelter Screening Project Chapter 11 African-American Caregiver Age, Social Support, and the Well-Being of Children in Kinship Foster Care Chapter 12 Examining "Emerging Adulthood" in the Context of the Justice System Part 13 Family Support: Policies and Programs Chapter 14 The Effect of Paternal Incarceration on Early Child Development Chapter 15 The 'State' of Paid Family Leave: Insights from the 2006 & 2007 Legislative Sessions Chapter 16 New Parents Taking Time Off: A Look at California Paid Family Leave Chapter 17 The Relationship Between Non-Resident Fathers' Social Networks and Social Capital and the Establishment of Child Support Orders Chapter 18 Integrating Mother's Views of Resources that Foster Growth for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders into Policy

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  • publication date: 08/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739137901
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780739137901
  • weight: 603
  • ISBN10: 0739137905

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