Childhood Denied

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Overview

Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect is an exposé of how America ignores and often discards its most vulnerable children. Delving into the political, legal, and social factors of children at risk for abuse and neglect, it chronicles the plight of abused children across the nation and provides a "report card" for each U.S. state. With a practical, journalistic, and social scientific approach, this fervent book emboldens child welfare professionals, government representatives, lawmakers, child attorneys, law enforcers, and the general public to respond more effectively and consistently to the needs of children at risk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412939768
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Kelley Reardon is professor of management at the University of Southern California Marshall School where she has served on the preventive medicine faculty. She is the author of seven books, including the Amazon Best Seller, The Secret Handshake and It’s All Politics about how politics impacts the careers of individuals and missions of organizations. She is the author of Persuasion in Practice (Sage) and three-time Harvard Business Review author– her latest article is “Courage At Work.” She was co-principal investigator and author on the feasibility study that launched Starbright later chaired by Steven Spielberg and conjoined with Starlight. Dr. Reardon was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board, received her Ph.D. “With Distinction” from UMASS, Amherst, and has been a political analyst with The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com).

Christopher Noblet is a professional writer and editor. He is currently co-authoring a book on strategies for patients to obtain excellent healthcare. He has worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, speechwriter for the Chairman of Transamerica Life Companies, book editor, and in public affairs, marketing and public relations. His BA and MA degrees are from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from the Marshall Business School at the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: These Are Our Kids as Well as Theirs (By Peter Samuelson and Sherry Quirk)
Foreword (By Robert C. Fellmeth)
Foreword (By Charles D. Gill)
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Keepers of the Plan
2. The Best Interests of the Child
3. Lost in the System: Confidentiality and Secrecy
4. A Brief History of Child Custody Issues Related to Abuse and Neglect
5. Silenced by the Law
6. Foster Care Today
7. Caseworker and Police Challenges—Who You Gonna Call?
8. The Politics of Child Abuse and Neglect
Appendix
Index
About the Authors

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