Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century / Edition 1

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This volume reviews the policy reforms necessary in the United States for children's homes to become reliable solutions for many of the nation's disadvantaged and abused children. The contributors explore a variety of topics including: judicial issues; child maltreatment; the history of children's homes; regulation and funding; and solutions for reform.

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Rethinks critical issues relating to long-term residential education of at-risk, disadvantaged young people, and debunks myths about long- term residential settings. Reviews the unmet needs of the foster care and family-preservation systems, child labor practices, and government regulations, and identifies elements in residential education settings that are vital to young people's development. The editor, who grew up in an orphanage in the 1950s, discusses the first and only large-scale survey of orphanage alumni, involving 1,600 respondents. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761914440
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/11/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Heidi Goldsmith
Rethinking Orphanages - Richard B McKenzie
An Introduction
The State of Child Welfare - Conna Craig and Derek Herbert
The Nation's Child Welfare Problems as Viewed from the Bench - Estella Moriarty
Family Preservation and Child Maltreatment - Richard J Gelles
The Rise and Fall of American Orphanages - Marvin Olasky
The 1994 Orphanage Debate - Ross D London
A Study in the Politics of Annihilation
Orphanage Alumni - Richard B McKenzie
How They Have Done and How They Evaluate Their Experience
Research on the Psychological Effects of Orphanage Care - John N McCall
A Critical Review
Fostering the Demand for Adoptions - William F Shughart II and William F Chappell
An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Orphanages and Foster Care on Adoptions in the United States
Social Security, Social Workers and the Care of Dependent Children - Karol C Boudreaux and Donald J Boudreaux
A Public Choice Analysis of Child Care Dollars - Dwight R Lee
The Political Bias in Favor of the Status Quo
Who will Mow the Lawn at Boys Town - Margaret McFarlane Wright
Child Labor Laws in an Institutional Setting
The Regulation of Orphanages - Michael DeBow
A Survey and Critique
Funding Our Children's Future - Joseph L Maxwell III
The Interplay of Funding and Regulatory Philosophies on Private Children's Homes
The Cost of Care in Institutions and Families - Donald Wyant, Del Bradshaw and Richard B McKenzie
Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century - Richard B McKenzie
A Search for Reform of the Nation's Child Welfare System
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006

    What are we waiting for?

    Our well-intentioned, but ashamedly broken foster care system is breaking our children and perpetuating the broken lives of our citizens. The time is now...please listen to Dr. Richard McKenzie, educate, dialogue, act. We need homes for these children that offer permanence, education, moral and work ethic, love and caring. The very things we want to perpetuate.

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