In a recent poll of leaders in state legislatures across the country, child and family issues were said to be a “sure-fire vote winner.” This seminar provides a solid foundation for thinking about public policies affecting parents. Does parenting matter? Do we know what good parenting is? What can government do to promote good parenting and what can parents do to help themselves? How safe and effective are trained, supported foster care families in preventing juvenile crime among chronic repeat offenders?
Do We Know What Good Parenting Is? And Can Public Policy Promote It?
by Dave Riley
Professor of Child and Family Studies and Child Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
Community Alternatives for Chronic Juvenile Offenders and Emotionally Disturbed Youngsters: Implications for the Foster Care System
by Patricia Chamberlain
Executive Director, Oregon Social Learning Center Community Programs
Activating a Grass-Roots Parents’ Movement
by William Doherty
Professor of Family Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota and President, National Council on Family Relations
- Snapshots of Wisconsin Family Support and Parent Education Programs (pdf)
by Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars Staff