Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment / Edition 1

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"Garbarino makes us believe that we can have control over our environments and the kind of society we want for our children. . . . He gives all of us valuable tools for helping kids negotiate through an increasingly complex, high-risk world."

--Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator, Illinois

"I am struck by how readily we ignore the very real toxicity of our children's social environment. I am grateful to Jim Garbarino for this A to Z list of ways we can respond more positively."

--Anne Cohn Donnelly, executive director, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

"Garbarino is one of our nation's major social critics. This insightful analysis is a must-read for parents, early childhood advocates, and policy makers."

--Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Childhood has become a minefield of risks--dangerous to the health and well being of children and adolescents. School violence, drugs, AIDS, poverty, uncaring communities, abusive families, and custody battles are just some of the dangers that children face daily. In this timely book, renowned child development expert James Garbarino explains how we can make choices and decisions that strengthen children and strike a blow against the social toxicity that surrounds us.

Addresses violence/drugs/uncaring communities/poverty/ abusive families/custody battles as social toxins.

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"Garbarino makes us believe that we can have control over our environments and the kind of society we want for our children. . . . He gives all of us valuable tools for helping kids negotiate through an increasingly complex, high-risk world." (Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator, Illinois)

"I am struck by how readily we ignore the very real toxicity of our children's social environment. I am grateful to Jim Garbarino for this A to Z list of ways we can respond more positively." (Anne Cohn Donnelly, executive director, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse)

"Garbarino is one of our nation's major social critics. This insightful analysis is a must-read for parents, early childhood advocates, and policy makers." (Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University)

"Garbarino offers solutions. . . . The message is powerful, research-based, and written for readers from all walks of life. We highly recommend it." (The National Dropout Prevention Newsletter)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787950422
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 589,387
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES GARBARINO is a father and stepfather of teenage children and is codirector of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development at Cornell University. He is also the author of seventeen books, including Children in Danger and What Children Can Tell Us.
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Table of Contents

1. What Childhood Ought to Be.

2. Drawing Our Children's Social Maps.

3. Stability: Making Families Strong.

4. Security: Making Our Kids Safe.

5. Affirmation and Acceptance: Creating Identity for Children.

6. Time Together: Making Human Beings Human.

7. Values and Community: Becoming Part of the Bigger Picture.

8. Access to Basic Resources: Achieving Economic Justice.

9. Thriving: Taking Responsibility for the Future.

Resources: What We Can Do From A to Z.

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