Social Problems and the Family links together themes and issues which lie at the heart of today's debates about "the family." Contributors consider some of the most controversial social issues confronting families--juvenile delinquency, mental health, poverty, old age, homelessness, and domestic violence. In examining each issue, they critically address key definitional issues, rigorously assess traditional and alternative theoretical perspectives, and comprehensively survey different modes of intervention. With its illuminating interdisciplinary approach, this volume is essential reading for students and practitioners in social work, social policy, mental health, and psychology.
Sally Foreman and Rudi Dallos
The Abuse of Children
Rudi Dallos and David Boswell
Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
The Problem of Poverty