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Editors: Lillian Sousa ( Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal)
Book Description:
In developed countries many families live in poverty and other vulnerable conditions, having low quality of life and suffering from social exclusion. This constitutes a major social, political and citizenship concern, which stresses the reformulation and rethinking of the support and actions towards improving these families quality of life in all levels: macro – national and international policies; meso – institutions organization and support programs; micro – communities, professionals and citizens. This book focus mainly on the micro level, especially highlighting research and practice guidelines for social and community interventions which have shown to be effective in strengthening these families.

Table of Contents:
Editorial: Strengthening Vulnerable Family in Developed Countries (Liliana Sousa)

Part I. Strengthening Vulnerable Families: Challenges

Chapter 1. Challenges to social policies pp. 3-16
(Pedro Hespanha)

Chapter 2. Intervening in-between: controlling and/or collaborating? pp. 17-36
(Sofia Rodrigues and Liliana Sousa)

Chapter 3. Challenges to professionals: expertise and/or rapport pp. 37-57
Liliana Sousa and Sofia Rodrigues)

Chapter 4. Reviewing diagnostics: from problems to the evolution patterns of problems pp. 59-77
(Liliana Sousa and Sofia Rodrigues)

Part II. Strengthening Vulnerable Families: Taking Action

Chapter 5. Strengthening immigrants: what can we learn with some East European and Chinese families? pp. 81-99
(Madalena Alarcăo and Joana Amaral Dias)

Chapter 6. Roma people: an experiment in the promotion of citizenship pp. 101-121
(Sofia Rodrigues, Sara Carvalharl and Madalena Alarcăo)

Chapter 7. Poverty in later life pp. 123-145
(Daniela Figueiredo)

Chapter 8. Multi-problem poor families: pathways to successful interventions pp. 147-174
(Liliana Sousa and Sofia Rodrigues)

Part III. Rethinking Perspectives (Lillian Sousa)

Chapter 9. Actions towards strengthening vulnerable families pp. 177-193
(Liliana Sousa)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 210 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-005-3
   Status: AV
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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