Disposable Children: America's Child Welfare System / Edition 1

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Complex and knotted issues are untangled as author Renny Golden offers an incisive and detailed critical analysis of each arm of today's system, revealing a bureaucracy lurching from crisis to crisis and failing to keep children safe and whole. Tragedy, however, does not have the last word here. Drawing from the research of the family support movement and from community and youth development initiatives, Golden offers examples of innovative community-directed efforts to build the support necessary to prevent family and social breakdown.
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Table of Contents

A Note from the Series Editor
Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Who Is Saved? 13
2 Poverty's Child 39
3 An American Tragedy: Disposable Children 63
4 Stubborn Children and Vagabonds 85
5 Child Saving Institutionalized 105
6 Chicago: A Cargo of Lost Children: The Context for Case Study Chapters 7-9 129
7 Family Preservation Versus Children's Rights 149
8 Private Agencies: The Good News and the Bad 163
9 Advocates for the Unworthiest of the Unworthy 181
10 Delivering Services or Building Community? 193
11 Community Building: Resurrecting the Disposable 219
Index 234
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