Abused Child in Search of Safety, The: Lessons from Florida

Abused Child in Search of Safety, The: Lessons from Florida

by Kent S. Miller
     
 
An analysis of the current crisis in the child welfare scene based on the author's involvement with the Florida program which has been racked with the scandals of missing and murdered children. The concern is that we are sabotaging our nation's future by abandoning our at-risk children and this is a predicament that must be addressed immediately.

Overview

An analysis of the current crisis in the child welfare scene based on the author's involvement with the Florida program which has been racked with the scandals of missing and murdered children. The concern is that we are sabotaging our nation's future by abandoning our at-risk children and this is a predicament that must be addressed immediately.

Editorial Reviews

Mark Waldo
It was with great admiration I read this analysis of the current child welfare scene. This succinct, factual and above all useful book on a controversial and politicized subject combines a detailed and accurate analysis with a sprightly and invigorating use of clear and appropriate metaphors. I heartily recommend its careful reading not only by the specialists, but by all those concerned with how the problem of "victimhood" arouses negative responses and undercuts competent and caring services.
Richard Wexler
In a field where so many are intent on generating heat, Kent Miller has chosen to shed light. Not satisfied with scholarly treatises and second-hand accounts, Prof. Miller spent part of his retirement working in child welfare offices to see the problems for himself. The result is a book that combines the rigor of a scholar with the firsthand insights of a good journalist. Prof. Miller offers a useful guide for anyone looking for ways to fix a broken system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011947704
Publisher:
Hope Publishing House
Publication date:
11/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
171
File size:
133 KB

Meet the Author

Kent S. Miller, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of psychology at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, who has spent much of his professional work focused on mental disability law and the relations between the mental health and criminal justice systems. He decided to volunteer in the Department of Children and Families to try to understand why they were getting such bad press. This book is a result of that time with the DCF.

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