You are here

Social Policy for Children and Families

Social Policy for Children and Families
A Risk and Resilience Perspective

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

July 2021 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written in a conversational and applied style, Social Policy for Children and Families is an award-winning book that incorporates cutting-edge research across policy sectors in the human services. 

New editors William James Hall III and Paul J. Lanier, in collaboration with Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser, have carefully crafted this 4th edition to include balanced coverage across areas of poverty, child welfare, education, public health, developmental challenges, substance use, immigration, juvenile justice, and gun violence. 

This 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.

William J. Hall, Paul Lanier, Jeffrey M. Jenson, and Mark W. Fraser
Chapter 1. A Multisystems Risk and Resilience Approach to Social Policy for Children, Youth, and Families
Trina R. Williams Shanks, Sandra K. Danziger, and Patrick J. Meehan
Chapter 2. Anti-Poverty Policies and Programs for Children and Families
Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Jill Duerr Berrick, and Andrea Lane Eastman
Chapter 3. Child Welfare Policy
Andy J. Frey, Myrna R. Mandlawitz, Armon R. Perry, Hill M. Walker, and Brandon D. Mitchell
Chapter 4. Education Policy for Children, Youth, and Families
Paul Lanier, Megan Feely, and Mary E. Fraser
Chapter 5. Child Mental Health Policy
William J. Hall, Hayden C. Dawes, Alexandria B. Forte, Luke E. Hirst, and Danny Mora
Chapter 6. Health Policies and Programs for Children and Youth
Kiley J. McLean, Meshan R. Adams, and Lauren Bishop
Chapter 7. Policies and Programs for Children and Youth With Disabilities
Elizabeth K. Anthony, Jeffrey M. Jenson, and Matthew O. Howard
Chapter 8. Policies and Programs for Adolescent Substance Abuse
Megan Finno-Velasquez, Anayeli Lopez, Sophia Sepp, and Marianna Corkill
Chapter 9. Social Policy for Immigrant Children and Families
Amy Wilson, Jonathan Phillips, Melissa Villodas, Anna Parisi, and Ehren Dohler
Chapter 10. Juvenile Justice Policies and Programs
Chris A. Rees and Eric W. Fleegler
Chapter 11. Firearm Fatalities and Injuries in the United States: An Unnecessary Epidemic?
Paul Lanier, William J. Hall, Jeffrey M. Jenson, and Mark W. Fraser
Chapter 12. Toward the Integration of Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Applying Principles of Risk, Resilience, and Ecological Theory
About the Editors
About the Contributors

This a book that I have been waiting for. The editors and authors adopt a multi-systems approach to a variety of youth and family policies, while incorporating anti-oppression perspectives. I am excited to teach my new class with this text this Spring.

Thomas Pineros Shields
Sociology Dept, University Of Mass At Lowell
December 30, 2021

For instructors

Purchasing options

Please select a format: