Social Policy for Children and Families
A Risk and Resilience Perspective
- William J. Hall - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Paul Lanier - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA
- Jeffrey M. Jenson - University of Denver, USA
- Mark W. Fraser - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Written in a conversational and applied style, Social Policy for Children and Families is an award-winning book that incorporates cutting-edge research across policy sectors in the human services.
New editors William James Hall III and Paul J. Lanier, in collaboration with Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser, have carefully crafted this 4th edition to include balanced coverage across areas of poverty, child welfare, education, public health, developmental challenges, substance use, immigration, juvenile justice, and gun violence.
This book is an ideal core text for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses and a vital resource for elected officials, policy makers, and others interested in the evolution of policies aimed at preventing problem behaviors and supporting children and families.
This a book that I have been waiting for. The editors and authors adopt a multi-systems approach to a variety of youth and family policies, while incorporating anti-oppression perspectives. I am excited to teach my new class with this text this Spring.