Family-centered policies & practices: international by Katharine Briar-Lawson

By Katharine Briar-Lawson

Interpreting the severe juncture of family-centered coverage and perform, this e-book areas the common establishment of the relatives in an international context. by means of together with a conceptual framework in addition to perform elements, the authors supply an unique multimodal process towards knowing family-centered coverage perform from a global point of view. It offers grassroots ideas for activists and sensible courses for either scholars and practitioners and contains state-of-the-art interpretations of the effect of globalization on households, social staff, and different supporting execs and advocates.

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Imagine integrated social and economic development policies and practices in which families are viewed as cornerstones, and in which they are provided tailored services, social supports, and economicoccupational resources. ” Olympism as an Exemplar Despite their limitations, the Olympic Games are an example of the ways in which the world community can rally around shared visions. Most world leaders have demonstrated their abilities to put aside their other differences and agree upon shared norms and values that make up Olympism.

A hybrid analytical frame emphasizes relationships between individuals and families. It prioritizes policies and practices that attend simultaneously to individual and family systems needs, wants, and aspirations. For example, all individuals need social support networks, and families may be the most important of these social support networks (Eichler, 1997; Milardo, 1988). As they act as social support networks, families reflect and shape individuals. Children are obvious beneficiaries, especially when their families promote healthy growth and development.

Introduction 17 Readers are reminded in chapter 4 that familiar frames of reference bring yesterday’s language; and that tomorrow’s new practices may require a new language to help structure new frames for thought and action. Moreover, it emphasizes agenda setting, reminding readers that policies and practices are effective to the extent that they are based upon accurate and ecologically valid assessments of what’s right that needs strengthening and what’s wrong that needs fixing. Chapter 5 picks up where chapter 4 leaves off.

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