Table of contents for Children, families, and government : preparing for the twenty-first century / edited by Edward F. Zigler, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Nancy W. Hall.

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1. The changing nature of child and family policy: an overview Nancy W. Hall, S. L. Kagan and Edward Zigler
2. Monitoring the nation's social performance: the index of social health Marc L. Miringoff, Marque-Luisa Miringoff and Sandra Opdycke
3. Child and family policies: an International overview Sheila B. Kamerman
Part I. From Problem to Policy: 4. Welfare reform and children Lawrence M. Mead
5. The uncertain progress of education reform: 1983-1994 P. Michael Timpane
6. Not just any care: shaping a coherent child care policy Edward Zigler and Elizabeth Gilman
7. Family leave: a developmental perspective Meryl Frank and Edward Zigler
8. Head start and early childhood intervention: the changing course of social science and social policy Edward Zigler and Sally Styfco
9. America's family support movement: a moment of change Sharon L. Kagan
10 Policy development and implementation for children with disabilities James J. Gallagher
11. Child health: what public policies can improve it? Lorraine V. Klerman
12. Children's mental health: changing paradigms and policies Jane Knitzer
13. Child abuse and social policy Joan Kaufman and Edward Zigler
14. Changing images of adolescents: rethinking our policies Ruby Takanishi
15. Adolescent pregnancy and parenting Victoria Seitz
16 Drug policy in context: using what we know to effect change for children Nancy W. Hall
17. Preventing juvenile delinquency: an ecological developmental approach Elizabeth F. Emens, Nancy W. Hall, Catherine Ross and Edward Zigler
18. Taking television seriously: children and television policy Brian L. Wilcox and Dale Kunkel
Part II. Policy Issues and Influences: 19. Multiculturalism and social policy LaRue Allen and Susan Grobman
20. Linking services for children and families: past legacy, future possibilities Sharon L. Kagan and Eliza Pritchard
21. The role of the media in child and family policy Susan Muenchow
22. The relationships of developmental psychology to social policy Sheldon H. White.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Child welfare United States, Children Government policy United States, Family policy United States, United States Social policy