Investing in Children, Families, and Communities
Strengths-Based Research and Policy
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Investing in Children, Families, and Communities by Kenneth I. Maton
Book DescriptionInvesting in Children, Youth, Families, and Communities takes a theoretically exciting and socially critical view of human development and the power of context to shape positive outcomes. Co-editors Kenneth I. Maton, Cynthia J. Schellenbach, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and Andrea L. Solarz bring together leading social scientists and policy experts to discuss what helps or hinders healthy development. A transformative theme, from deficits to strengths, emerges in this book, as it surveys the mounting evidence that programs that shore up resilience can and do work. Empirically rich chapters show how children, youth, families, and communities can be vital resources in countering the challenges posed by violence, abuse, neglect, and other obstacles to development. It provides concrete examples of programs that recognize, strengthen, and marshal the abilities of individuals and groups traditionally assumed to be deficient or in need of "fixing." Uniquely, this book also extends the scientific findings to real-world program and policy implications. Each chapter is co-authored by scholars and policy experts with complementary strengths, bringing together expertise in the psychosocial aspects of an issue and expertise in social policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591470625
(266mm x 183mm x 27mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth I. Maton
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Influencing Social Policy synthesizes current knowledge about how psychologists influence social policy to serve the public interest.
Overcoming the Odds, Hardback (December 2001)
Despite many obstacles, some African-American women are performing at exceptional levels academically. This interview-based book provides information about how and why they have succeeded - what motivates these women and how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them.
Beating the Odds, Hardback (February 1998)» View all books by Kenneth I. Maton
Based on research and interviews with successful young African-American males and their parents, this book emphasises the unique combinations of supportive and challenging parenting practices that parents have adopted to help their sons cope and achieve in both the African-American community and mainstream white society.
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