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Issues in Clinical Child Psychology

Child and Family Advocacy

Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy

Editors: McDonald Culp, Anne (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.
















About the authors

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.


















Reviews

"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)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Wellbeing of Children in the United States: Evidence for a Call for Action

    Schellenbach, Cynthia (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Advocating for Children, Youth, and Families in the Policymaking Process

    Bishop-Josef, Sandra J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

  • Promoting Children’s Mental Health: The Importance of Collaboration and Public Understanding

    McCabe, Mary Ann (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Health Reform: A Bridge to Health Equity

    Dawes, Daniel E.

    Pages 35-49

  • Child Maltreatment Prevention

    Miller-Perrin, Cindy L. (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child and Family Advocacy
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy
Editors
  • Anne McDonald Culp
Series Title
Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7456-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7456-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7455-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9615-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1573-6
Series ISSN
1574-0471
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 304
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