Publisher description for Social problems and the family / edited by Rudi Dallos and Eugene McLaughlin.


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Social Problems and the Family links together themes and issues which lie at the heart of today's debates about "the family." Contributors consider some of the most controversial social issues confronting families--juvenile delinquency, mental health, poverty, old age, homelessness, and domestic violence. In examining each issue, they critically address key definitional issues, rigorously assess traditional and alternative theoretical perspectives, and comprehensively survey different modes of intervention. With its illuminating interdisciplinary approach, this volume is essential reading for students and practitioners in social work, social policy, mental health, and psychology.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Family policy -- Great Britain.
Social problems -- Great Britain.
Problem families -- Great Britain.