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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