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The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America's Children and What We Can Do About It
     

The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America's Children and What We Can Do About It

by Richard Weissbourd, Rick Weissbourd
 

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The Vulnerable Child takes us beyond the stereotypes to reveal the true nature of childhood disadvantages. Through interviews with hundreds of children and professionals across the country, Weissbourd concludes that some of the most serious threats to children - parental depression, a lack of meaningful opportunities, and social isolation - cut across class

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The Vulnerable Child takes us beyond the stereotypes to reveal the true nature of childhood disadvantages. Through interviews with hundreds of children and professionals across the country, Weissbourd concludes that some of the most serious threats to children - parental depression, a lack of meaningful opportunities, and social isolation - cut across class and race lines. While Weissbourd details the plight of many poor and African-American children, he also affirms their resiliency, describing the factors that enable children to bounce back from hardship and deprivation. Moreover, he provides concrete steps that parents, government officials, schools, health care institutions, police forces, and social workers need to take to make sure our children succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201920802
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Richard Weissbourd teaches at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at its Graduate School of Education. He has been an advisor on family policy at the city, state, and federal level, and his writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Republic, and The American Prospect. He lives with his wife and three children in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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