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Applied Developmental Science
An Advanced Textbook

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July 2012 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This paperback course textbook has been adapted from the landmark four-volume Handbook of Applied Developmental Science (SAGE 2003), a work that offers a detailed roadmap for action and research in ensuring positive child, youth, and family development. In 20 chapters, this new single-volume work brings together the latest in theory and application from applied developmental science and the positive psychology movement for students going on to careers working with youth and their families in educational and community environments.
 
Preface
 
PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE
Wertlieb, & Jacobs
1. Historical and Theoretical Bases of Applied Developmental Sciences
1. Historical and Theoretical Bases of Applied Developmental Sciences
Nelson
2. Neural Development and Lifelong Plasticity
Shatte, Seligman, Gillham, & Reivich
3. The Role of Positive Psychology in Child, Adolescent and Family Development
Brown & Moore
4. Child and Youth Well-Being: The Social Indicators Field
Fisher
5. Participant Consultation: Ethical Insights Into Parental Permissions & Confidentiality Procedures for Policy-Relevant Research With Youth
 
PART II. ENHANCING INDIVIDUAL - CONTEXT RELATIONS
McAdoo and Martin
6. Families and Ethnicity
Bornstein
7. Positive Parenting and Positive Development in Children
Lamb, Chuang, & Cabrera
8. Promoting Child Adjustment by Fostering Positive Paternal Involvement
Mistry, Chaudhuri, & Diez
9. Ethnotheories of Parenting: At the Interface Between Culture and Child Development
Blanck, Shah, Johnson, Blackwell, & Ganley
10. Reforming Education: Developing 21st Century Community Schools
 
PART III. STRENGTHENING POLICIES AND PROGRAMS
Capizzano & Stagner
11. The Role of Federal and State Governments in Child and Family Issues: An Analysis of Three Policy Areas
Gershoff, Aber, & Raver
12. Child Poverty in the United States: An Evidence-Based Conceptual Framework for Programs and Policies
Allen & Martinez
13. The Politics of Children's Issues: Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing a Children's Agenda in the Political Arena
Schwartz
14. Juvenile Justice and Positive Youth Development
Hauser-Cram & Howell
15. The Development of Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families: Implications for Policies and Programs
 
PART IV. ENHANCING SERVICE SYSTEMS
Eckenrode, Izzo, & Campa-Muller
16. Early Intervention and Family Support Programs
Kagen & Neuman
17. Back To Basics: Building an Early Care and Education System
McCroskey
18. Child Welfare: Controversies and Possibilities
Bratt
19. Housing: The Foundation of Family Life
Sherrod
20. Philanthropy, Science, and Social Change: Corporate and Operating Foundations as Engines of Applied Developmental Science
 
Author Index
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors

An interesting book, but I am not sure that it is appropriate for my FdA students. This is, however, a good text for those students who are working at a high level.

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
May 11, 2011

Richard M. Lerner

Richard M. Lerner is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Applied Developmental Science Institute in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. A developmental psychologist, Lerner received a Ph.D. in 1971 from the City University of New York. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society. Prior to joining Tufts University, he held administrative posts at Michigan State University, Pennsylvania... More About Author

Francine Jacobs

Francine Jacobs, Ed.D., is Associate Professor at Tufts University, with a joint appointment in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, of which she is currently Chairperson.  Her research and teaching interests are primarily in the area of child and family policy--child welfare and protection, child care and early childhood education, family support, and community-based initiatives--and in program evaluation.  During her time at Tufts, she ahs been the principal investigator for numerous grants, with projects ranging from coordinating an early childhood... More About Author

Donald Wertlieb

Donald Wertlieb, Ph.D., is Director of the Tufts University Center for Children and Professor and former Chairman of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development.  He is an applied developmental scientist with a background in clinical-developmental and pediatric psychology.  His major research interests are understanding the complex processes by which children and families cope with stressors such as marital separation and divorce and chronic illness.  In addition to his basic research, he conducts program evaluations of community partnerships and other collaborations.  He was recently funded by the National Cancer... More About Author

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