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Children, Families and Communities
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The third edition of Children, Families and Communities is an accessible and authoritative overview of the ways in which children, families, and communities influence one another, and how different contexts can affect them all. New case studies and highlight boxes help the reader connect this theoretical grounding with real-life issues and situations.
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Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgments Contributors PART A: CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES 1. Contexts and Consequences: Impacts on Children, Families and Communities 2. Research on Children, Families and Communities PART B: CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN: EFFECTS OF DISABILITY, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3. Disability: Characteristics, Contexts and Consequences 4. Ethnicity: Spotlight on Person-context Interactions 5. Playfulness: Interactions between Play Contexts and Child Development PART C: FACE TO FACE INFLUENCES: FAMILIES, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES 6. Families as a Context for Children 7. From Home to the World beyond: The Interconnections among Family, Care and Educational Contexts 8. Isolation in Rural, Remote and Urban Communities 9. Refugees in Australian Society PART D: BEYOND FACE TO FACE POLICY: 'IN THE BEST INTERESTS' OF CHILDREN 10. Child Protection and Substitute Care: The Responsibility of Families, Community and State 11. Strong State Intervention: The Stolen Generations 12. Child Care and Australian Social Policy 13. Children, Families and Communities: Looking Forward

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Jennifer Bowes is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Early Childhood and Director of the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University. Rebekah Grace is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University.

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