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Licensing Parents: Can We Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect?

Licensing Parents: Can We Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect?

by Jack C. Westman
     
 

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Licensing Parents addresses the relationship between poverty, unemployment, and other socio-economic issues to competent parenting in a unique and creative manner. Examines why the current generation of children and youth is the first in our nation's history to be less well-off—psychologically, socially, and morally—than their parents were at the

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Licensing Parents addresses the relationship between poverty, unemployment, and other socio-economic issues to competent parenting in a unique and creative manner. Examines why the current generation of children and youth is the first in our nation's history to be less well-off—psychologically, socially, and morally—than their parents were at the same age.

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David Popenoe
A wise and well-researched treatise on why the current generation of children and youth is the first in our nation's history to be less well-off-psychologically, socially, and morally-than their parents were at the same time. Licensing Parents is an important book for our time.
Booknews
Westman (psychiatry, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) advocates eliminating the enormous waste of human and economic resources that results from incompetent parents who spawn society's criminal and welfare dependency problems, by licensing parents. He presents a multi-level approach to families that demonstrates society's respect for parenting and provides help for floundering parents, and calls for national policies that support parenting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738206219
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jack C. Westman, M.D., brings 30 years of work with abused and neglected children to bear on contemoprary social problems. He has published over 100 professional articles and is the author of Individual Differences in Children, Child Advocacy, Handbook of Learning Disabilities, and Who Speaks for the Children? He is the Editor of Child Psychiatry and Human Development and has been President of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children and the Multidisciplinary Academy of Clinical Education. Dr. Westman is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Universty of Wisconsin-Madison.

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