Preface.- Section I - Introduction.- 1. The Well-Being of
Children in the United States: Evidence for a Call for Action.- 2.
Advocating For Children, Youth and Families in the Policy Making
Process.- Section II - Selected Child Issues in Need of Advocacy
Effort.- 3. Promoting Children's Mental Health: The Importance
of Collaboration and Public Understanding.- 4. Health Reform: A
Bridge to Health Equity.- 5. Child Maltreatment Prevention.- 6.
Strategies for Ending Homelessness among Children and Families.- 7.
Lessons Learned about the Impact of Disasters on Children and
Families and Post-Disaster Recovery.- 8. Early Childhood Education
and Care: Legislative and Advocacy Efforts.- 9. Education Reform
Strategies for Student Self-Regulation and Community Engagement.-
10. Media Violence and Children: Applying Research to Advocacy.-
11. Changing Juvenile Justice Practice & Policy: Implementing
Evidence-Based Practices in Louisiana.- 12. Advocacy for Child
Welfare Reform.- 13. American Indian/Alaska Native Children and
Families.- Section III. Illustrations of Advocacy
Practices.- 14. A Multi-level Framework for Local Policy
Development and Implementation.- 15. When Evidence and Values
Collide: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections.- 16. Lessons
from the Legislative History of Federal Special Education Law: A
Vignette for Advocates.- 17. The Promise of Family Engagement: An
Action Plan for System-level Policy and Advocacy.- Section IV.
History of Division 37.- 18. The Evolving Legacy of the
American Psychological Association's Division 37: Bridging
Research, Practice, and Policy to Benefit Children and Families
History of Society for Child and Family Policy & Practice.
Anne McDonald Culp, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of
Child, Family and Community Sciences at the University of Central
Florida. She has taught at three universities and conducted
research as a principal investigator and co-investigator on several
federally funded and state-funded grants, most of which evaluated
early intervention effects with young mothers and their infants and
studied children and families of Head Start programs. She is past
President of Division 37 of the American Psychological Association
and has been a lifetime advocate for children and families.
"Child and Family Advocacy describes the process of advocacy using current scientific knowledge. It is very useful and hopeful to know that research knowledge can have an impact on policy and government funding to actually help the children we are studying... Although the scientific community has emphasized the need to connect research to practice, this is one of the first books to add the critical link to advocacy and the need to provide funding for evidence-based programs and treatment processes." (Linda C. Caterino, PsycCRITIQUES, February 24, 2014, Vol. 59, No. 8, Article 4)