Debating Children's Lives: Current Controversies on Children and Adolescents / Edition 1

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Presented in the form of a debate, this volume addresses 19 controversial social, legal and policy issues concerning children and adolescents. Issues explored include parental notification of abortion, grandparent rights, children divorcing their parents, mainstreaming AIDS children and parental leave.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954595
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/29/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

Abridged Contents
Introduction
PART ONE: CHILDREN AND FAMILY ISSUES
Parental Competency Tests - Roger Mc Intire and Robert P Hawkins
Parent Access After Adoption - Marianne Berry, Mary Beth Seader and William L Pierce
Child Custody and Sexual Orientation - J Craig Peery and Michael S Wald
Grandparent Access - Ethel J Dunn and Ross A Thompson
Children Divorcing Their Parents - Dana F Castle and Carol Sanger
PART TWO: HEALTH AND MEDICAL ISSUES
Social Costs of an At-Risk Fetus - Eileen Gambrill and Rita Beck Black
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Jane Mauldon and Kristin Luker
Parental Consent for Abortion - Everett Worthington Jr et al
Mainstreaming AIDS Children - Ronald Bayer and David L Kirp
PART THREE: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT ISSUES
Mandatory Abuse Prevention Programs in Schools - Jon R Conte, Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert
Intervening with Drug-Dependent Pregnant Women - John E B Meyers and Douglas J Besharov
Corporal Punishment by Parents - Murray A Straus, Robert E Larzelere and John K Rosemond
Positive Methods - Wayne Sailor et al
PART FOUR: CHILDREN'S LEGAL ISSUES
Discrimination in Juvenile Justice - Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Mary Ann Mason and Eileen Gambrill
Due Process for Adolescents - Mary Ann Mason and James W Ellis
Limiting Abuse Reporting Laws - Douglas J Besharov and Richard P Barth
Putting Juveniles in Adult Jails - Rosemary C Sarri and William H Mc Cready
PART FIVE: WORK AND FAMILY ISSUES
AFDC Mothers and Work - Ailee Moon and Martha N Ozawa
Parental Leave Policy - Sheila B Kamerman, Eileen Gambrill and Mary Ann Mason

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