Table of contents for Family policy matters : how policymaking affects families and what professionals can do / Karen Bogenschneider.


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PART I THE RATIONALE FOR FAMILY POLICY
1  Do We Need a Family Perspective in Policymaking?           3
2  Is Policymaking Focused More on Families or Individuals?
   Are Professionals Adequately Trained in Family
   Science, Theory, and Methodology?                         13
3  What Is Family Policy? What Is a Family Perspective
   in Policymaking?                                         23
4  Do Families Matter?                                      29
5  Are Family Issues a Legitimate Focus of Policymaking?    41



PART 11 APPLYING A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE TO CURRENT POLICY ISSUES
6  Do We Know What Good Parenting Is? Can Public
   Policy Promote It?                                        51
   Dave Riley and Karen Bogenschneider
7  Can a Family-Focused Approach Benefit Health Care?        67
   William J. Doherty
8  What Family Policy Issues Are Likely to Be Debated
   in the New Millennium?                                    77
PART III USING THEORY AND PRACTICE TO MOVE CONTROVERSIAL POLICIES FORWARD
9  How Can We Bridge the Controversy and Move Family
   Policies Forward? The Theory of Paradox                   87
10 What Can We Learn From Past Successes to Guide
   Family Policy in the Future?                             111
PART IV STRATEGIES FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN FAMILY POLICYMAKING
11  What Roles Can Family Professionals Play to Build
    Family Policy?                                           121
12  Which Approach Is Best for Getting Involved
    in Family Policy: Advocacy or Education?                 169
13  How Can We Connect Research and Knowledge With
    State Policymaking? Lessons From the Wisconsin Family
    Impact Seminars                                          187
    Karen Bogenschneider, Jonathan R. Olson, Jessica Mills,
    and Kirsten D. Linney
14  How Can Professionals Team up With Communities
    to Influence Local Policymaking? Guidelines
    From Wisconsin Youth Futures                             219
15  Is It Time to Take Family Policy Seriously?               233