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Semester: Not Offered
Faculty: Julie Boatright Wilson
Examines the design and effectiveness of current governmental and community-based strategies for supporting at-risk children and strengthening their families. Begins by exploring conceptual and developmental frameworks for assessing child and family well-being. Draws on recent research on the developmental needs of children and youth and the impact of poverty on well-being as well as other literature and theory to identify the components of best practice for dealing with these children and families. Concludes by exploring new innovations in state agency practice and local initiatives - how they began, how they evolved, and how effective they are.
Not offered in 2013-14.