9:30pm in HES 236
Mumbe Kithakye, MPH, PhD
(405)744-5057, HDFS main office
(the BEST way to reach me)
239 HES or by appointment
American Psychological Association. (2009).
Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Edition). Washington, D. C.: Author.
Rhodes-Courter, A. (2008).
Three Little Words:
. New York: Simon & Schuster Publishing.
All other materials or readings posted in D2L (
or provided by the
Bogenschneider, K. (2006).
Family policy matters: How policymaking affects families and what
professionals can do,
second edition (pp. 29-38, 115-140, 177-226). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Dye, T. R. (2005).
Understanding Public Policy,
11 edition (pp.11-30). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice
Karger, H.J. & Stoesz, D. (2002).
American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach,
(pp.28-38). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
HDFS 3453: Management of Human Service Programs
HDFS 3513: Intro to Research Methods
Please see instructor before the start of the second class, if you have not taken the prerequisites or have
any questions or concerns about them.
This course examines the local, state, and federal legislations, regulations, social policies, and advocacy
that affect children and families, with an emphasis on domestic relations, child welfare, health, social
services and employment.
The goals of this course are
To increase knowledge of law, policy and advocacy as it relates to families and their members.
To foster the ability to consider laws and policies and their impact on families from multiple