Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect

Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect

by Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Christopher T. Noblet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412939771

ISBN-13: 9781412939775

Pub. Date: 12/31/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412939775
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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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