The CRAF E4 Family Engagement Model

Author: Iheoma Iruka
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124104673
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This book lays out how mental health practitioners can best engage parents in their children's education for the child’s best educational outcome. The book presents several different engagement strategies, allowing for differences in socio-political, cultural, and parental beliefs and understandings. Topics include information from early childhood, family processes, efficacy, racial socialization, and social capital. While of interest to educators and parents, this book is written primarily for the clinician, in particular clinicians working with vulnerable child and parent populations, who may be struggling with learning or developmental disabilities. Concise, practical guide Useful to psychologists, educators, and parents

African American Children in Early Childhood Education

Author: Iheoma U. Iruka
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787142582
Format: PDF
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This book presents both the challenges and opportunities that exist for addressing the critical needs of black children, who have been historically underserved in the U.S. education system.

Puerto Rican Families in New York City

Author: Lloyd Henry Rogler
Publisher: Waterfront Press (Washington, DC)
ISBN: 9780943862255
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This study examined the lives of 100 intergenerationally linked Puerto Rican families living in New York City. Each family consisted of two generations: the mothers and fathers in the parent generation and their married child and spouse in the child generation. Subjects investigated included the experiences of the migrant parent generation in their island home, their migration and settlement in New York City, and the experiences of their children, raised in the United States. Also investigated was the impact of the two generations' different life experiences upon the transmission of sociocultural characteristics from parents to their children and upon the structure of the relationship between the parent and married child. Among the major findings were the following: (1) intergenerational differences between the parents and their married children were pervasive and strong; (2) the greatest intergenerational change occurred in socioeconomic status, then in the language used, then in values; (3) the least change occurred in the subjective elements describing self-concept and bicultural preferences; (4) age at arrival in New York City and level of education were important determinants of ethnic identity; (5) when parents and their children were socialized in the same culture, or when they were similar in educational level, intergenerational continuity increased; and (6) intergenerational differences in early socialization settings and in educational attainment had no effect upon the strength of intergenerational solidarity. (CMG)

Families Policy and the Law

Author: Alan Hayes
ISBN: 9781922038487
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection of essays explores some of the complexities that confront both those who frame social policy in Australia and those involved in the legal systems that intersect with child and family issues. Essays include: Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning: Essential issues for policy development and legislation; Ancestry, identity and meaning: The importance of biological ties in contemporary society; Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies; The forced adoption apology: Righting wrongs of a dark past; Current open adoptions: Mothers' perspectives; Perfecting adoption? Reflections on the rise of commercial offshore surrogacy and family formation in Australia; Use of surrogacy by Australians: Implications for policy and law reform; Secrecy, family relationships and the welfare of children born with the assistance of donor sperm: Developments in research, law and practice; Gay and lesbian parenting: The legislative response; Step-parenting; Grandparents as primary carers of their grandchildren: Policy and practice insights from research; Contemporary issues in child protection intake, referral and family support; Mandatory reporting laws; Children in the out-of-home care system; Justice and the protection of children; Children, families and the law: A view of the past with an eye to the future; The ties that bind: Separation, divorce and the indissolubility of parenthood; Confidentiality and 'family counselling' under the Family Law Act 1975; Has confidentiality in family dispute resolution reached its use-by date?; Family law: Challenges for responding to family violence in a federal system; Families with complex needs: Meeting the challenges of separation; Post-separation parenting arrangements involving minimal time with one parent; Family violence and financial outcomes after parental separation; Lionel Murphy and the dignified divorce: Of dreams and data; Prosecuting child sexual abuse: The role of social science evidence; The scientists are coming: What are the courts to do with social science research?; Social science and family law: From fallacies and fads to the facts of the matter; and Complex family issues: Collective awareness, common narratives and coordinated approaches to promoting resilience.

Creative Graduates Creative Futures

Author: Linda Ball
Publisher: Creative Graduates Creative Futures Higher Education; Institute for Employment Studies
ISBN: 9781851844258
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Explores the experiences, activities and contribution of creative graduates and their plans for the future. This title includes: executive summary, introduction, project development and methodology, sample profile, the creative curriculum and work experience, skills development and preparation for work, and early career patterns.

New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources

Author: J. Grant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137280417
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The book provides an in-depth analysis of the governance of Africa's natural resource sectors (oil, biofuels, forestry, fisheries, minerals) and new insights for readers as they navigate the burgeoning research on global governance initiatives and regional/national strategies that seek to improve the governance of the continent's natural resources.

The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science

Author: Moshe Israelashvili
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316712494
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science offers a comprehensive global overview on prevention science with the most up-to-date research from around the world. Over 100 scholars from 27 different countries (including Australia, Bhutan, Botswana, India, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Thailand) contributed to this volume, which covers a wide range of topics important to prevention science. It includes major sections on the foundations of prevention as well as examples of new initiatives in the field, detailing current prevention efforts across the five continents. A unique and innovative volume, The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science is a valuable resource for established scholars, early professionals, students, practitioners and policy-makers.