Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index.
1. The family and children at risk: from Lenin to Brezhnev -- 2. The family, parenting problems and child care - Soviet style: from Brezhnev to Gorbachev -- 3. The Gorbachev years - Part 1: the individual first - the state last -- 4. Family support, adoption, fostering and residential care under Gorbachev: from proposals for reform to implementation -- 5. Innovation and stasis: family support under Yeltsin -- 6. Substitute care services under Yeltsin -- 7. Social work and social pedagogy in Russia today -- 8. Child care services in the year 2000 and beyond - an agenda for the future.