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Social Policy for Children and Families
A Risk and Resilience Perspective

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© 2016 | 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  

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.

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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Jeffrey Mark Jenson

Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, is the Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk in the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. His research focuses on the application of a public health approach to preventing child and adolescent health and behavior problems and on the evaluation of preventive interventions aimed at promoting positive youth development. Dr. Jenson has published seven books and numerous articles and chapters on topics of prevention and child and adolescent development. His 2014 book (with K. Bender), Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-based Strategies In Schools,... More About Author

Mark William Fraser

Mark W. Fraser, PhD, holds the Tate Distinguished Professorship at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina where he serves as associate dean for research. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Aaron Rosen Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. His work focuses on risk and resilience, child behavior, child and family services, and research methods. Dr. Fraser has published widely, and, in addition to Social Policy for Children and Families, is the co-author or editor of eight books. These include Families in Crisis, a study of intensive... More About Author

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