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1st Edition

Raising Our Children Out of Poverty

ISBN 9780789008459
Published November 30, 1999 by Routledge
118 Pages

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Book Description

Raising Our Children Out of Poverty shows what can be done at the national and local community levels to raise children out of poverty by strengthening families, communities, and social services.
br>Based on the April 1998 symposium “Raising Our Children Out of Poverty” at the Saint Louis University School of Social Service, this important book is particularly timely given the prevalence of poverty among children in the United States. Social Work practitioners and other helping advocates will discover chapters discussing the future of foster care, ecumenical housing, collaborative practice in low income communities, fostering resiliency in children, programs that are alternatives to incarceration, and an innovative family support and empowerment program.

This important book will help you provide improved services to families and children living in poverty.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Compassion, Solidarity and Empowerment: The Ethical Contribution of Religion to Society
  • Welfare Reform and the Future of Foster Care
  • Delinquency Prevention in Poor and At-Risk African-American Youth: A Social Work Practice Innovation
  • Collaborative Practice in Low Income Communities: University, Agency, Public School Partnerships
  • Fostering Resiliency in Children: Lessons Learned in Transcending Adversity
  • Ecumenical Housing Providing Housing and Services
  • Index

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