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Social Problems and the Family

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May 1993 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

 
Introduction
Sally Foreman and Rudi Dallos
Domestic Violence
Esther Saraga
The Abuse of Children
Rudi Dallos and David Boswell
Mental Health
John Baldock
Old Age
Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
Juvenile Delinquency
Allan Cochrane
The Problem of Poverty
Richard Skellington
Homelessness

`This clearly written and attractively presented book provides a succinct overview of contemporary social problems, with relevance well beyond the UK situation' - Family Matters

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