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Establishes a model integrating research and advocacy practice and policy for children, youth, families, and communities
Provides a substantive knowledge base for effective social policy with training tools for professional advocacy
Describes a range of advocacy skills, from grassroots efforts to testifying before legislative bodies
Details how research informs advocacy efforts at the community, state, and federal levels
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 ChildandFamilyAdvocacy 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.
ChildandFamilyAdvocacy 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.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »APA Division 37 - Adolescent reproductive health - Child care and well-being - Child maltreatment - Child mental and physical health - Child poverty and advocacy - Children and media - Children, disasters, and trauma - Children’s mental health - Education reform - Homelessness and child welfare - Immigration and refugee children - Juvenile justice - NICHHD Early Child Care Research - Native American children and families - Program evaluation - Role of research in policy formation - Role of the media in policy formation - Society for Child and Family Policy & Practice - Special education and learning disabilities