Date of Award

1-1-2013

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Child, Family and School Psychology

First Advisor

Gloria E. Miller

Keywords

advocacy, child abuse and neglect policy, child advocacy strategy, evidence-based policy

Abstract

This exploratory case study examined the perspectives of state-level elected officials regarding what influences policy decisions related to child abuse and neglect issues. By interviewing six former state-level elected officials, the study explored what policy makers believe about their ability to impact child abuse policies, how they define, and ways they have experienced. evidence-based policy, and what they know about risk factors and protective factors with regard to child abuse-related policy. The study design was inspired by the Harvard Family Research Project's (2005) Bellwether Methodology, which bases advocacy strategy on the knowledge base and input from influential policy makers. The findings from this study are intended to provide insights about how advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders can most effectively influence child abuse-related policy decisions.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Rebecca Jane Miller Updike

File size

171 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Education policy, Social work, Public policy

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