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Researching Family Support and Children’s Services Planning in Northern Ireland

John Pinkerton

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores a critical juncture in the development of child welfare in Northern Ireland and considers the impact of a three-part regional research project on family support. The Northern ... More


Prevention: Unrealized Potential, Unrecognized Faults

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322620
eISBN:
9780199864607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

While child maltreatment is a serious problem in the US and efforts to prevent maltreatment are laudable, current evidence on the effectiveness of child maltreatment prevention efforts is slim. A ... More


Family Support and Education

Henry T. Ireys, Katherine A. Devet, and Diane Sakwa

in Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

Family support programs involve systemic efforts to support the psychological and social resources of family members as they respond to a continuing stressor. These programs often involve ... More


Effects of Optimizing the Foster Care Experience on Outcomes

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Child welfare administrators and practitioners want to know which aspects of service delivery to target to improve long-term success for youth in care. One way to address this issue is to ask “What ... More


Promoting Child Well-Being Through Early Intervention: Findings from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Arthur J. Reynolds and Joshua Mersky

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) on the impacts of the Chicago Child-Parent-Center (CPC) program, which provides educational and family support services to ... More


Family Reciprocal Supports

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

When market mechanism is not perfect and individual risk is high, close‐knit family members may provide their own support; this is basically what is observed in Chinese societies. Empirically, it is ... More


Supporting families: the role of family work in child welfare

Marjo Kuronen and Pia Lahtinen

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter first presents a brief review of the international discussions on family support, mainly in the other Nordic countries and the UK, and this is followed by an overview of the historical ... More


Dramatic Transformations

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Gabriela and Ana Daniel Saavedra in Honduras are far from alone in their situation. There are at least 900 million children being raised worldwide in households in which all adults work. Millions of ... More


Parental and family support services

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines developments in parental and family support services from 1997 to 2010. Informal family support refers to the multiple ways people care for one another and provide support for ... More


Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and ... More


Building brighter futures for all our children: education, disability,1 social policy and the family

Philippa Russell

in Education, disability and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423375
eISBN:
9781447302186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423375.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at the possibility of having parents and families as ‘change agents’ for children with special educational and other special needs. It observes the changing population of children ... More


Old Age Poverty and Pauperism

George R. Boyer

in The Winding Road to the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter demonstrates how the aged coped economically and the extent of their reliance on the Poor Law from the 1860s to 1908. The share of working-class persons 65 and older receiving poor ... More


Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Mary Daly and Grace Kelly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318828
eISBN:
9781447318842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318828.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Reconceptualising Family: Everyday Life on a Low Income provides major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly under conditions of poverty and low income. Based on the findings of a ... More


Wider family relationships and support

Mary Daly and Grace Kelly

in Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318828
eISBN:
9781447318842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318828.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter investigates the meaning and significance of family relationships among adults and especially the chains of relationships outside the immediate or nuclear family. These are examined ... More


Experiencing investigations

Philippa Tomczak

in Prison Suicide: What Happens Afterwards?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203585
eISBN:
9781529203691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203585.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores prison staff and prisoners’ families’ experiences of the full complement of post-prison suicide investigations. It highlights the burden that these investigations can impose on ... More


European perspectives on parenting and family support

Janet Boddy

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draws on two studies conducted across European countries, based on interviews with professional stakeholders and expert reviews, to explore similarities and differences in the way ... More


Introduction

George H. S. Singer and Mian Wang

in Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities: Evidence-based and Emerging Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199743070
eISBN:
9780190494414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743070.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the inclusion criteria for a body of research on ways of supporting parents of children with intellectual disabilities and autism. The standards for determining whether a ... More


Family support and the Coalition: retrenchment, refocusing and restructuring

Harriet Churchill

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews recent developments in family support policies, entitlements and services in the first 18 months of the UK Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government in the UK. In light ... More


Trouble ahead? Contending discourses in child protection

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris, and Sue White

in Protecting Children: A Social Model

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447332732
eISBN:
9781447332787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332732.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the history of attempts to improve the way families look after children using the UK system as an exemplar. As part of an increasingly residual role, the child protection system ... More


Introduction

Misa Izuhara

in Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter introduces the rationale and background, and sets the context to the study of intergenerational relations, drawing analysis from a wide range of expertise within and beyond social ... More


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