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Promoting Resilience: Helping Young Children and Parents Affected by Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence and Depression in the Context of Welfare Reform
http://nccp.org/publications/pub_389.html
Jane Knitzer

To make welfare reform succeed, policymakers will need to focus on a subset of the hardest to serve families affected by welfare changes—those who experience either singly or in combination domestic violence; alcohol, drug and other substance abuse; serious mental health issues, including depression; and who are parents of young children. This issue brief explores the challenge from a policy and service perspective. It argues that both welfare reform and the national goal to ensure that every child enters school ready to learn provide a framework for community, state and federal action on behalf of this vulnerable and generally ignored population.

(Excerpted from information in Promoting Resilience:  Helping Young Children and Parents Affected by Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence and Depression in the Context of Welfare Reform;  Children and Welfare Reform Issue Brief 8, March 2000, pg. 1, a publication of the National Center for Children in Poverty,  http://www.nccp.org, and used with the permission of the National Center for Children in Poverty)





 

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