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Current statistics on child abuse, neglect, poverty, and hunger shock the conscience-doubly so as societal structures set up to assist families are failing them. More than ever, the responsibility of the helping professions extends from aiding individuals and families to securing social justice for the larger community.
With this duty in clear sight, the contributors to Child and Family Advocacy assert that advocacy is neither a dying art nor a lost cause but a vital platform for improving children's lives beyond the scope of clinical practice. This uniquely practical reference builds an
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Produktbeschreibung
Current statistics on child abuse, neglect, poverty, and hunger shock the conscience-doubly so as societal structures set up to assist families are failing them. More than ever, the responsibility of the helping professions extends from aiding individuals and families to securing social justice for the larger community.

With this duty in clear sight, the contributors to Child and Family Advocacy assert that advocacy is neither a dying art nor a lost cause but a vital platform for improving children's lives beyond the scope of clinical practice. This uniquely practical reference builds an ethical foundation that defines advocacy as a professional competency and identifies skills that clinicians and researchers can use in advocating at the local, state and federal levels. Models of the advocacy process coupled with first-person narratives demonstrate how professionals across disciplines can lobby for change.

Among the topics discussed:

Promoting children's mental health: collaboration and public understanding.
Health reform as a bridge to health equity.
Preventing child maltreatment: early intervention and public education
Changing juvenile justice practice and policy.
A multi-level framework for local policy development and implementation.
When evidence and values collide: preventing sexually transmitted infections.
Lessons from the legislative history of federal special education law.
Child and Family Advocacy is an essential resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, family studies, public health, developmental psychology, social work and social policy.

  • Produktdetails
  • Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 86008428
  • 2013
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Juli 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 628g
  • ISBN-13: 9781461474555
  • ISBN-10: 1461474558
  • Artikelnr.: 37626808
Autorenporträt
Anne McDonald Culp, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Child, Family and Community Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She has taught at three universities and conducted research as a principal investigator and co-investigator on several federally funded and state-funded grants, most of which evaluated early intervention effects with young mothers and their infants and studied children and families of  Head Start programs. She is past President of Division 37 of the American Psychological Association and has been a lifetime advocate for children and families.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface.- Section I - Introduction .- 1. The Well-Being of Children in the United States: Evidence for a Call for Action.- 2. Advocating For Children, Youth and Families in the Policy Making Process.- Section II - Selected Child Issues in Need of Advocacy Effort .- 3. Promoting Children's Mental Health: The Importance of Collaboration and Public Understanding.- 4. Health Reform: A Bridge to Health Equity.- 5. Child Maltreatment Prevention.- 6. Strategies for Ending Homelessness among Children and Families.- 7. Lessons Learned about the Impact of Disasters on Children and Families and Post-Disaster Recovery.- 8. Early Childhood Education and Care: Legislative and Advocacy Efforts.- 9. Education Reform Strategies for Student Self-Regulation and Community Engagement.- 10. Media Violence and Children: Applying Research to Advocacy.- 11. Changing Juvenile Justice Practice & Policy: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Louisiana.- 12. Advocacy for Child Welfare Reform.- 13. American Indian/Alaska Native Children and Families.- Section III. Illustrations of Advocacy Practices .- 14. A Multi-level Framework for Local Policy Development and Implementation.- 15. When Evidence and Values Collide: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections.- 16. Lessons from the Legislative History of Federal Special Education Law: A Vignette for Advocates.- 17. The Promise of Family Engagement: An Action Plan for System-l

evel Policy and Advocacy.- Section IV. History of Division 37 .- 18. The Evolving Legacy of the American Psychological Association's Division 37: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy to Benefit Children and Families History of Society for Child and Family Policy & Practice.
Rezensionen
" Child and Family Advocacy describes the process of advocacy using current scientific knowledge. It is very useful and hopeful to know that research knowledge can have an impact on policy and government funding to actually help the children we are studying... Although the scientific community has emphasized the need to connect research to practice, this is one of the first books to add the critical link to advocacy and the need to provide funding for evidence-based programs and treatment processes." (Linda C. Caterino, PsycCRITIQUES, February 24, 2014, Vol. 59, No. 8, Article 4)