Family Troubles?: Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People (Paperback)
As the everyday lives of children and young people are increasingly understood as matters of public policy and concern, the question of how we can understand the difference between “normal” family troubles and troubled or troubling families has become more important. In this timely and thought-provoking book, a wide range of contributors address topics such as infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, substance abuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage, in an effort to explore how the concept of trouble features in normal families and how the concept of normal features in troubled families.
About the Author
Jane Ribbens McCarthy is reader in family studies at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities, and Governance at the Open University.
Carol-Ann Hooper is senior lecturer in social policy at the University of York.
“This brilliant book provides a wealth of insights that make it essential reading for academics and students across the social sciences, and for policy makers and practitioners.”
— Harry Ferguson, University of Nottingham, UK
“A wealth of insightful essays, the book is filled with careful reflection of the process of change . . . in the everyday lives of children and young people.”
— British Journal of Social Work
“Whether you currently work within social work, health, education, or another agency, there is something for everyone within this book.”
— Jayne Smith, nurse advisor, Child Protection, NHS Fife
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