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Beyond the Deficit Model in Child and Family Policy


by Urie Bronfenbender ó 1979

This article discusses findings that point to new directions for public policy and practice. They represent initial stages in the development of a viable alternative to the deficit model. Its operating principle is best summarized in the main conclusion that is emerging from the authorís study of family stresses and supports in modern industrialized societies: Most families are doing the best they can under the circumstances; our task is to try to change the circumstances and not the families themselves.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 81 Number 1, 1979, p. 95-104
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1024, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 10:36:55 PM

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