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Social Policy for Children and Families
A Risk and Resilience Perspective

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April 2015 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this book, the authors argue that a public health framework rooted in ecological theory and based on principles of risk, protection, and resilience is a useful conceptual model for the design of social policy across the substantive areas of child welfare, education, mental health, health, developmental disabilities, substance use, and juvenile justice. Recommendations for ways to advance a public health framework in policy design, implementation, and evaluation are offered.
Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser
Chapter 1: A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child, Youth, and Family Policy
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 Development

 
Trina R. Williams Shanks and Sandra K. Danziger
Chapter 2: Anti-Poverty Policies and Programs for Children and Families
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 Integration

 
Peter J. Pecora and Markell Harrison-Jackson
Chapter 3: Child Welfare Policies and Programs
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 Integration

 
Andy J. Frey, Myrna R. Mandlawitz, Armon R. Perry, and Hill M. Walker
Chapter 4: Education Policy for Children, Youth, and Families
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 Strategies

 
Mary E. Fraser and Paul Lanier
Chapter 5: Child Mental Health Policy
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 System

 
Kathleen A. Rounds, William J. Hall, and Guadalupe V. Huitron
Chapter 6: Health Policy for Children and Youth
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 Policy

 
Susan L. Parish, Alison W. Saville, and Jamie G. Swaine
Chapter 7: Policies and Programs for Children and Youth With Disabilities
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 Policy

 
Elizabeth K. Anthony, Jeffrey M. Jenson, and Matthew O. Howard
Chapter 8: Policies and Programs for Adolescent Substance Abuse
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 Integration

 
William H. Barton
Chapter 9: Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs
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 Interventions

 
Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser
Chapter 10: Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy
Policies and Programs Across Service Systems

 
Jeffrey Jenson, Mark Fraser
10. Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Applying Principles of Risk, Resilience, and Ecologocal Theory
Jeffrey Jenson, Mark Fraser
1. A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child, Youth, and Family Policy
Trina Shanks, Sandra Danziger
2. Anti-poverty Policies and Programs for Children and Families
Peter Pecora, Markell Jackson
3. Child Welfare Policies and Programs
William Barton
9. Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs
Elizabeth Anthony, Jeffrey Jenson, Matthew Howard
8. Policies and Programs for Adolescent Substance Abuse
Susan Parish, Alison Saville, Jamie Swaine, Leah Igdalsky
7. Policies and programs for children and youth with disabilities
Kathleen Rounds, William Hall, Guadalupe Huitron
6. Health Policy for Children and Youth
Mary Fraser, Paul Lanier
5. Child Mental Health Policy
Andy Frey, Myrna Mandlawitz, Armon Perry, Hill Walker
4. Education Policy for Children, Youth, and Families

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Interesting and relevant additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

“In Social Policy for Children and Families, Jensen and Fraser bring together leading experts in the institutions and service systems responsible for children and families whose circumstances place them at risk for school failure, delinquency, mental health, substance abuse and other social problems. In each chapter, authors discuss current expressions of a problem, its etiology from both a risk and resilience perspective as well as the major legislation, social policies and programs designed to help our children succeed at school and in the community. Through the book’s organization, its use of a risk and resilience framework, the emphasis on evidence-based policy and service integration, Jensen and Fraser provide us with an up-to-date analysis of the challenges facing America’s children and families and our policy and service system response. This is a must-read for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers who seek a comprehensive, integrated understanding of our health, education and social service sectors as well as of promising practices designed to help our children succeed in school and community.”

Jeanne C. Marsh, The University of Chicago

“As it has been for a decade, this is the best book that is available for those who want to think beyond a single sector of services to consider how we can better serve the diverse needs of families needing resources and strategies from education, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, mental health, child welfare, health, and juvenile services.” 

Richard P. Barth, University of Maryland

“By focusing on resiliency throughout this valuable text, Jenson and Fraser provide the reader with a sensitive and respectful view of at-risk children and their families. This text will be a useful guide in the child and family services field and is a must-read for those who provide services to this vulnerable population.”

Jennifer Genovese, Syracuse University

Social Policy for Children and Families is an essential text for any course on social policy for at-risk children and youth. Students will be motivated to advocate for the needs of children and families after reading this book.”

Lisa Caya, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

“This text maintains a focus on children and families but does not limit the discussion to students of social work. The inclusion of literature on each topic is wonderfully extensive, and the text provides a great reference list on each topic.”

Angela Fontes, NORC at the University of Chicago

“The continuity of thoughts, consistent themes all throughout the text, and emphasizing risk and protective factors were a distinguishing feature of this text.”

Wendy Thompson, Andrews University

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION

 

"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 Illinois at Chicago

love the risk and resilience focus and focus on children and families.

Dr Jill Kathleen Walls
Family and Consumer Sciences, Ball State University
March 14, 2016

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