Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International Implications

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Columbia University Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Social Science - 464 pages
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Analyzing the critical juncture of family-centered policy and practice, this book places the universal institution of the family in a global context. By including a conceptual framework as well as practice components, the authors offer an original multimodal approach toward understanding family-centered policy practice from an international perspective. It provides grassroots strategies for activists and practical guides for both students and practitioners and includes cutting-edge interpretations of the impact of globalization on families, social workers, and other helping professionals and advocates.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Meaning and Significance of Families and Threats to Their WellBeing
21
2 Families as Comprehensive Social Welfare Institutions and Preventive Systems
50
3 Meaningful GenderEquitable Work and Family WellBeing
76
4 Key Sensitizing Concepts a Family Policy Continuum and Examples from the IYF
115
5 Analyzing Policy Impacts and Making Strategic Policy Choices for Families and Helping Professions
153
6 Families as Experts and Partners in the Development Implementation and Evaluation of FamilyCentered Policies and Practices
185
7 Developing FamilyCentered Policy and Practice Discourses
213
9 Promoting New Alliances Among Families Family Advocates and Helping Professionals
275
10 Introducing Globalizations Challenges and Opportunities and Analyzing Economic Globalization and Liberalization
293
11 Globalization Flows of Culture and People and NewCentury Frameworks for FamilyCentered Policies Practices and Development
338
12 NewCentury Investment Strategies and Social Action Agendas for the Worlds Families
377
Key Web Sites
389
Bibliography
391
Index
431
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8 Introducing PolicyPractice Skills for FamilyCentered ChangeAgents
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Katharine Briar-Lawson is a professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Hal A. Lawson is professor of social welfare and education, and special assistant to the provost at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Charles B. Hennon is professor of family studies and social work, and associate director of the Family and Child Studies Center at Miami University of Ohio.

Alan Jones is education technologist in the Center for Education Technology at the New School University.


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