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Cities, Counties, Kids, and Families: The Essential Role of Local Government, Gardner, Sidney L.
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Author Name:    Gardner, Sidney L.

Title:   Cities, Counties, Kids, and Families: The Essential Role of Local Government

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    UPA 

ISBN Number:   0761830944 / 9780761830948

Seller ID:   ING9780761830948

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Cities, Counties, Kids, and Families outlines a model for developing strategic policy for responding to children and family issues in local governments. It also discusses fifteen strategic roles that local government can play-most of which do not require direct funding, but depends upon the scarce resource of leadership. The book describes policy and analytical tools used by cities and counties, and makes a case for using these tools more strategically. It calls for strategic policy to respond to the four critical forces affecting children and family policy: families; race and culture; communities and neighborhoods; and regionalism. Finally, the book reviews policy in four critical areas affecting local governments: education and school readiness; substance abuse; youth development; and family support programs. It concludes with predictions of issues that will affect cities and counties in the future.



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