Putting Children First

Putting Children First
Author: JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN: 1101427388
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting Children First Book Excerpt:

An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce. The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives. Over the past three decades, Pedro-Carroll has worked with families in transition, conducted research, and developed and directed award- winning, court-endorsed programs that have helped thousands of families navigate divorce and its aftermath. Now she shares practical, research-based advice that helps parents: -gain a deeper understanding of what their children are experiencing -develop emotionally intelligent parenting strategies with the critical combination of boundless love and appropriate limits on behavior -reduce conflict with a former spouse and protect children from conflict's damaging effects -learn what recent brain research reveals about stress and children's developing capabilities Filled with the voices and drawings of children and the stories of families, Putting Children First delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.

Putting Children First

Putting Children First
Author: Ajay Chaudry
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-07-22
ISBN: 1610441192
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the five years following the passage of federal welfare reform law, the labor force participation of low-income, single mothers with young children climbed by more than 25 percent. With significantly more hours spent outside the home, single working mothers face a serious childcare crunch—how can they provide quality care for their children? In Putting Children First, Ajay Chaudry follows 42 low-income families in New York City over three years to illuminate the plight of these mothers and the ways in which they respond to the difficult challenge of providing for their children’s material and developmental needs with limited resources. Using the words of the women themselves, Chaudry tells a startling story. Scarce subsidies, complicated bureaucracies, inflexible work schedules, and limited choices force families to piece together care arrangements that are often unstable, unreliable, inconvenient, and of limited quality. Because their wages are so low, these women are forced to rely on inexpensive caregivers who are often under-qualified to serve the developmental needs of their children. Even when these mothers find good, affordable care, it rarely lasts long because their volatile employment situations throw their needs into constant flux. The average woman in Chaudry’s sample had to find five different primary caregivers in her child’s first four years, while over a quarter of them needed seven or more in that time. This book lets single, low-income mothers describe the childcare arrangements they desire and the ways that options available to them fail to meet even their most basic needs. As Chaudry tracks these women through erratic childcare spells, he reveals the strategies they employ, the tremendous costs they incur and the anxiety they face when trying to ensure that their children are given proper care. Honest, powerful, and alarming, Putting Children First gives a fresh perspective on work and family for the disadvantaged. It infuses a human voice into the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of welfare reform, showing the flaws of a social policy based solely on personal responsibility without concurrent societal responsibility, and suggesting a better path for the future.

Putting Children First

Putting Children First
Author: Hanna McDonough,Christina Bartha
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780802080646
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting Children First Book Excerpt:

A step-by-step guide to the emotional work parents must do to make their divorce a success for themselves and their children. The authors present practical instructions for conflict resolution and illustrate the importance of co-operation in divorce.

Putting Children First

Putting Children First
Author: New York State Special Commission on Educational Structure, Policies and Practices
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child welfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Putting Children First

Putting Children First
Author: Jane Coker,Nadine Finch
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asylum, Right of
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting Children First Book Excerpt:

Immigration pracitioners need to be aware of family law and human rights jurisprudence protecting the right to enjoy family life. Putting Children First: A Guide for Immigration Practitioners fulfils that need. It explores the law relating to the family and how this is applied in the context of immigration. The intricacies of immigration and nationality laws mean that members of one family can find themselves with different immigration statuses or entitlements to British nationality. Individuals may face the prospect of being separated - sometimes indefinitely - from partners or children as a result of immigration decisions. The stress of drawn out immigration proceedings can lead to family breakdown.

Putting the Children First When You Divorce

Putting the Children First When You Divorce
Author: Penelope Leach
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 1472140028
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting the Children First When You Divorce Book Excerpt:

Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.

Put Children First

Put Children First
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child support
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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U S History As Women s History

U S  History As Women s History
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Alice Kessler-Harris,Kathryn Kish Sklar
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN: 0807866865
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S History As Women s History Book Excerpt:

This outstanding collection of fifteen original essays represents innovative work by some of the most influential scholars in the field of women's history. Covering a broad sweep of history from colonial to contemporary times and ranging over the fields of legal, social, political, and cultural history, this book, according to its editors, 'intrudes into regions of the American historical narrative from which women have been excluded or in which gender relations were not thought to play a part.' State formation, power, and knowledge have not traditionally been understood as the subjects of women's history, but they are the themes that permeate this book. Individually and together, the essays explore how gender serves to legitimize particular constructions of power and knowledge and to meld these into accepted practice and state policy. They show how the field of women's history has moved from the discovery of women to an evaluation of social processes and institutions. The book is dedicated to pioneering women's historian Gerda Lerner, whose work inspired so many of the contributors, and it includes a bibliography of her works. from the book The contributors to this volume grew up into a world in which history was rigidly limited. It paid little attention to social relationships, to issues of race, to the concerns of the poor, and virtually none to women. Women figured in it for their ritual status, as wives of presidents like Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison; for their role as spoilers, from the witches of Salem to Mary Todd Lincoln, or for their sacrificial caregiving, like Clara Barton or Dorothea Dix. Even when women like Sojourner Truth, Jane Addams, and Eleanor Roosevelt were named by historians, the radical substance of their work and their lives was routinely ignored. A very few historians of women--Eleanor Flexner, Julia Cherry Spruill, Caroline Ware--worked on the margins of the profession, their contributions unappreciated, and their writing vulnerable to the charge of irrelevance. Contents Part 1. State Formation Linda K. Kerber on women and the obligations of citizenship Kathryn Kish Sklar on two political cultures in the Progressive Era Linda Gordon on women, maternalism, and welfare in the twentieth century Alice Kessler-Harris on the Social Security Amendments of 1939 Nancy F. Cott on marriage and the public order in the late nineteenth century Part 2. Power Nell Irvin Painter on 'soul murder' as a legacy of slavery Judith Walzer Leavitt on Typhoid Mary and early twentieth-century public health Estelle B. Freedman on women's institutions and the career of Miriam Van Waters William H. Chafe on how the personal translates into the political in the careers of Eleanor Roosevelt and Allard Lowenstein Jane Sherron De Hart on women, politics, and power in the contemporary United States Part 3. Knowledge Barbara Sicherman on reading Little Women Joyce Antler on the Emma Lazarus Federation's efforts to promulgate women's history Amy Swerdlow on Left-feminist peace politics in the cold war Ruth Rosen on the origins of contemporary American feminism among daughters of the fifties Darlene Clark Hine on the making of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia

Children First

Children First
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN: 9780215049896
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children First Book Excerpt:

In a report that recognises the recent positive developments in the child protection system in England, the Education Committee calls for changes to ensure that all children are treated as children and that their interests are put first. The report examines three key themes: neglect, older children and thresholds for intervention, taking children into care and adoption. On neglect, the Committee found evidence that children are left too long in harmful situations. On older children, an urgent review is needed of the support offered to this group in order that services can be re-shaped to meet their needs. On thresholds, the Committee makes a number of recommendations to ensure that the referrals process makes better use of intelligence from teachers and doctors and to improve co-ordination between agencies, including multi-agency training and greater clarity in guidance over data-sharing. The report finds that the balance of evidence is heavily in favour of care being considered as a viable, positive option at an earlier stage for many children. While welcoming the Government's proposed reforms to the adoption process, the Committee recognises that permanence and stability can be achieved by other means and that these options should also be encouraged. The Committee calls on the Government to monitor the impact of the economic situation and cuts in services on child-safeguarding.

Child Support Report

Child Support Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child support
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Parental Rights and Responsibilities
Author: Harriet Churchill
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1847420907
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parental Rights and Responsibilities Book Excerpt:

"Harriet Churchill powerfully juxtaposes British policies around parenting with the experiences and perspectives of parents. This encounter is both a painful and productive one, enabling her to suggest ways in which parental rights and responsibilities might be re-thought." John Clarke, Professor of Social Policy, The Open University "Harriet Churchill's new book is a comprehensive, well-written and extremely useful review of recent family policy and research. Recommended reading." Val Gillies, Families & Social Capital Research Group, London South Bank University This timely book examines parental rights to `welfare state support' and parental responsibilities for child welfare in relation to recent social policy agendas pursued in the UK. The analysis of parental rights and responsibilities is informed by child well-being research, state welfare analysis and sociological research about parental perspectives and the multiple contexts of parenting and childhood. The book critically examines several major developments in parental rights and responsibilities in recent years. It calls for social policies to better recognise the diversity of parental perspectives, parenting contexts and family support needs as part of the broader agenda to promote social well-being. The book is valuable reading for students, researchers and practitioners in social policy and child and family services.

Are Poor Children Being Put First

Are Poor Children Being Put First
Author: Shaamela Cassiem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Budget
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are Poor Children Being Put First Book Excerpt:

In its National Programme of Action for Children, which demands that children be put first in policy, budget allocations and service delivery, the government promises to alleviate child poverty.

A Potent Spell

A Potent Spell
Author: Janna Malamud Smith
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2004-06-08
ISBN: 9780618446735
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Potent Spell Book Excerpt:

A psychotherapist explores the significant impact of the fear of child loss on mothers throughout history, revealing how such feelings affect mothers' lives at home, in the workplace, and in the social hierarchy. Reprint.

School Choice Or Best Systems

School Choice Or Best Systems
Author: Margaret C Wang,Herbert J. Walberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2001-03
ISBN: 1135661804
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Choice Or Best Systems Book Excerpt:

This book addresses one of the most urgent questions in American society today, one that is currently in the spotlight and hotly debated on all sides: Who shall rule the schools--parents or educators? School Choice or Best Systems: What Improves Education? presents an overview of research and practical applications of innovative--even radical--school reforms being implemented across the United States. These fall along a continuum ranging from "parental choice" to "best systems." At the one extreme are schools of choice, which allow parents to choose and even govern schools for their children. These include charter schools, traditional private and parochial schools, schools that are privately governed but publicly funded through vouchers, and those that are funded by private scholarships provided by both corporations and wealthy individuals. At the other extreme are centralized state or district systems, based on reform initiatives and new systems of education that have been developed in response to views of citizens and legislators that schools can do much better. These schools, which specify uniform goals, policies, and programs for each school, are highly innovative systems based on research or representing advanced thinking about "what works," and have attracted wide interest. Important questions related to schools of choice and best systems are addressed: How can we choose among schools of choice and best systems? Among the various approaches within each of these alternatives? How can we understand their guiding principles and operational practices? What results do they produce? How can we evaluate their claims? In choosing among the alternatives, how should issues of student achievement, accountability, costs, feasibility, and equity be factored in? This volume brings together leading researchers and education leaders who have carried out the latest studies and advances in the field, providing a forum for them to set forth the arguments and evidence that will be most helpful in making choices for tomorrow's schools. It does not provide a single "right" answer--values and preferences differ across parents, schools, districts, and states. However, there are benefits for all from seeing the rigorous research, challenging thinking, and alternate points of view this volume presents.

The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy

The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy
Author: Kieran Walsh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1000044645
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy Book Excerpt:

This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk. The book traces the evolution of the contemporary child protection system through historical changes, assessing the factors that have influenced the development of legal responses to abuse over a 130-year period. It does so by focussing on the Republic of Ireland where child protection has become emblematic of wider social change. The work draws on a wide range of primary and secondary sources including legislation, case law and official and media reports of child protection inquiries. It also utilises insights developed through an extensive examination of parliamentary debates on child protection matters. These materials are assessed through the lens of critical discourse analysis to explore the relationship between law, social policy and social theory as they effect child protection. While the book utilises primarily Irish sources, this multidisciplinary approach ensures the argument has international applicability. The book will be a valuable resource for all those with an interest in the development of child protection law.

Children First

Children First
Author: Penelope Leach
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children First Book Excerpt:

Argues for the creation of economic and social supports for children in our society, showing how we currently only pay lip service to the importance of the family

The National Programme of Action for Children in Zambia

The National Programme of Action for Children in Zambia
Author: Zambia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child welfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You are Your Child s First Teacher

You are Your Child s First Teacher
Author: Rahima Baldwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780890875193
Category: Child development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You are Your Child s First Teacher Book Excerpt:

Nowadays parents are bombarded by any number of approaches about how to be with their children. YOU ARE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST TEACHER introduces a new way of understanding the human being so that parents can be best equipped to serve as their own children's best teachers. Chapters include: Caring for the Newborn, Helping Your Toddler's Development, The Development of Fantasy and Creative Play, Nourishing Your Child's Imagination, Rhythm and Discipline in Home Life, Readiness for School, and more.

Children First

Children First
Author: Maggie Black
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780198280880
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children First Book Excerpt:

Celebrating UNICEF's fiftieth anniversary in 1996, Children First examines changes in public attitudes and government policies which have put children at the top of the international agenda in the 1990s. Starting from the International Year of the Child in 1979, development historian Maggie Black studies the two movements which have done most to raise the visibility of children in the public consciousness: the child survival campaign, which culminated in the 1990 World Summit for Children; and the movement for children's rights, which resulted in the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child, now ratified by 177 countries. Children First explores what brought these two movements such unprecedented success, and asks: Is this new found concern for the world's children likely to last? This fascinating account is must reading for anyone interested in international relations, the United Nations, UNICEF, or the welfare of children.

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters
Author: Great Britain. Treasury
Publsiher: Stationery Office/Tso
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Child Matters Book Excerpt:

This Green Paper outlines the Government's proposals for the reform and improvement of child care, following the death of Victoria Climbiâ and subsequent investigations by Lord Laming and various inspectorates dealing with children matters. Child protection is viewed as inseparable from policies designed to maximise every child's potential, policies which address educational failure, anti-social behaviour, ill health, teenage parenthood. The Green Paper focuses on four main areas: supporting parents and carers; early intervention and effective prevention; accountability and integration (locally, regionally and nationally, including a Minister for Children, Young People and Families); workforce reform.