Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to
1. Define family in light of contemporary family structure.
2. Describe the tension between the rights of children and the rights of parents.
3. Describe services and programs designed to help children and families.
4. Describe the belief systems that underpin opinions about child and family
5. Identify how the education system could be improved to help families and
6. Explain how diversity affects family and child welfare.
7. Apply the dynamic advocacy model to family and child welfare.