In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care of temporary, substitute families. Today, however, the foster care system is widely criticized for failing the children and families it is intended to help. How did a vision of dignified services become virtually synonymous with the breakup of poor families and a disparaged form of "welfare" that stigmatizes the women who provide it, the children who receive it, and their families? Tracing the evolution of the modern American foster care system from its inception in the 1930s through the 1970s, Catherine Rymph argues that deeply gendered, domestic ideals, implicit assumptions about the relative value of poor children, and the complex public/private nature of American welfare provision fueled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care. What emerged was a system of public social provision that was actually subsidized by foster families themselves, most of whom were concentrated toward the socioeconomic lower half, much like the children they served. Analyzing the ideas, debates, and policies surrounding foster care and foster parents' relationship to public welfare, Rymph reveals the framework for the building of the foster care system and draws out its implications for today's child support networks.
Drawing upon qualitative material from parents and professionals, including ethnography, narrative inquiry, interviews and focus groups, this book brings together feminist and critical disability studies theories.
Sara Fieldston shows how humanitarian child welfare agencies sponsored by Americans filtered political power through the prism of familial love after World War II. These well-meaning institutions shaped perceptions of the United States as the benevolent parent in a family of nations, and helped to expand American hegemony around the globe.
Easy-to-follow handbook for foster parents and stepparents to guide them through their new responsibilities and unique parental challenges. Based on the experiences of a foster parent, stepparent, and attorney who advises youth-serving organizations, Raising Other People's Children highlights the unique issues one faces when taking care of non-biological children. Part parenting guide, part self-help, Raising Other People's Children navigates the complicated world of foster and step-parenting with great empathy, provides real-life solutions for forging strong relationships in extraordinary circumstances, and showcases how overcoming this incredible challenge can lead to incredible joy.
The author feels that parents and/ or caregivers are responsible for providing the best opportunity experience that higher education has to offer. Further, responsible parties should confidently encourage them attend institutions of higher learning. By confidently, he means, knowing that there is a real possibility and available funds. The investment should start when the child is a toddler. Beware and observe the child's interest and strengths-then encourage, encourage. Many people say it's not for every one; I say give every child the funds so they can make that decision themselves. The author feels in today's society many parents and other responsible parties speak to children about attending schools of higher learning through strong encouragement but are we not willing or able to put the money aside for that day. We say that the government has a lot of programs for higher education and many of them you don't have to pay back. But if there is a question of who has the problem pay them back, many of us will raise our hands and will be the first to say that I don't need my child getting that kind of aid. I'm not saying the assistance we get from the government is not successful. I'm asking that the parents and guardians of our children play bigger roles when it comes to getting the children to a higher level of education. As parents, we are guilty of spending many of my resources on other things when raising our children. I realized I needed to put some back before getting the things that aren't going to last. I believe that we can satisfy ourselves with the things that this country has, such as homes, new cars, games for our children, and clothes that have well-known names. The sad thing is when the homes are gone. After three years, many of the cars have problems; the clothes we bought have gone out of style. The money we spent over the years while raising our children many of us put ourselves in a financial bin. When and if graduation time comes, we attend our children's ceremonies; and we sit there realizing we have no plan for our child. When you turn and look at them and say ask, what are you going to do now? Just think of the way they might look and feel. The government will work to make sure every child that attends any school starting from ages 5 to 19, parents, guardians or agencies have the responsibility of every child being placed in the child fund, Design kids /advance (policy), 3% or 6%. I feel that the children will know they are not just getting help from their teacher, they are getting help from the government, guardians and agencies as well; making sure they get needed opportunities. The author wants to make sure that when a child asks another child what they are going to do when he or she graduates; they are able to say, "I'm going to complete a higher level of education; instead of, "I don't know!" This vision will help many kids such as: Children who drop out There are many reasons why children drop out of schools but one of the main reasons is because of the pressure they feel when trying to meet the objectives of schools or teachers set. When many of the parent's gradients or agencies should be more involve by communicating with the children in developing objectives. Many of classroom objectives or set so high that the below average discouraged and tends to listen less each day until they do not fin what goal the find those goal interesting in class anymore so either cut classes or feeling the need not to attend at all. Parent if we invest back into our children changes in the drop out rate will go down and children will go back to schools with their own goals in mind. Children doing crime The vision will help police officer focus on crime that does not involve children. They can feel much safer knowing that an average child is in his class trying use the child fund to stay off the streets were there is trouble for young children today. Families that are on government
Do your children seem to be getting out of control, showing no respect for you or others unless they feel like it? Are you lost as to whether spanking is useful, given all of the controversy surrounding it? If you were to spank, what are the things you need to know? In Raising Civilized Kids! authors Bob and Elaine Lehman share their experiences about what works and what doesn't in child discipline. With the deep impact of broad legislation, the disciplining of children has been placed more and more into the hands of the government. Parents everywhere are often confused and don't know what to believe. Bob and Elaine cut through the fog and offer clear, common-sense guidance on the most important issue facing the next generation: their upbringing. Readers will learn about the various arguments for or against corporal punishment as well as methods, measures, and guides for implementing it. Whether a reader already has children, works with children, or is just curious, Raising Civilized Kids! gives readers a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to parenting and teaching respectful, honest, and well-balanced children.
What does the concept of the best interests of the child mean in practice? How should it be interpreted and applied? This publication sheds lights on different aspects of this concept. The concept of the best interests of child, as stated in Article 3.1 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, has caused many controversies and debates amongst policy makers, experts and practitioners. Although central to a child’s full enjoyment of his or her rights, the meaning of the concept in practice and how it should be interpreted and applied, is still part of today’s debate. The Belgian Authorities and the Council of Europe organised on 9 and 10 December 2014 a conference on “The best interests of the child - A dialogue between theory and practice” to provide an opportunity for actors involved in decisions that have an impact on children’s lives to share knowledge and enhance the understanding of the concept of the child’s best interest. Featuring in this publication are the 21 different viewpoints presented during the conference on the concept of the best interests of the child. They are divided into four chapters namely those presenting general reflections of the concept; assessing, determining and monitoring best interests; using the concept in different environments; and understanding the concept in family affairs. All viewpoints agree on the fact that there is no comprehensive definition of the concept, and that its vagueness has resulted in practical difficulties for those trying to apply it. Some suggest that the best interest should therefore only be used when necessary, appropriate and feasible for advancing children’s rights, whereas others see the flexibility of the concept as its strong point. Through their different interpretations and analysis, this publication offers a solid contribution to the overall understanding of the concept of the best interests of child, necessary to improving and safeguarding children’s rights overall.
Two seasoned parents share the personal story of how they made conscious, faithful choices to raise six successful and courageous children. Michelle and Jim Capra have given all parents a precious, practical gift by sharing their own honest journey to create six children of character. Their struggles to develop habits of excellence, accountability, and moral standards in a loving, godly way are lessons for us all. I only wish I had read this book when I was raising my own children! Barbara A. Glanz Hall of Fame Speaker and Author of "Priceless Gifts - Using What God's Given You to Bless Others" As parents to six children, what really resonates with me about James and Michelle Capra's book, 'Raising Courageous Children in a Cowardly Culture', is their candidness. I truly appreciate that he withstands the tide of political correctness and states what parents today really need to hear. This is the go-to resource for raising upright children. David Heavener, Evangelist, Revelation Media Ministry
Children At Promise offers a breakthrough paradigm for raising healthy and responsible children who contribute positively to their world. School principal Dr. Tim Stuart and former teacher-of-the-year Cheryl Bostrom offer a practical book filled with illustrations that show how at-risk and advantaged children can realize their At Promise identity. Solidly grounded in tested educational and psychological theory as well as timeless biblical wisdom, Children At Promise provides parents and educators with the insights, motivation, and tools for raising successful children of P. R. O. M. I. S. E. character. AT PROMISE stands for A Adversity and pain can lead to growth T Trust between a caring adult and a child P Perseverance R Responsibility for our actions O Optimism M Motivated by identity I Integrity S Service E Engaged Play
United States by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
An ominous dark cloud looms over America. America's decline has finally reached a breaking-point. Few options remain to correct decades of national failure. A world-unified government is one option. A secret committee still has hope for a return to what America was before secular humanism was the prevalent religion and progressivism controlled the government.
Revised third edition of the award-winning bestseller that has helped millions, now providing the most up-to-date research and even more effective, practical tips and strategies Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way he or she does? Are you struggling with tantrums and meltdowns? Do you find yourself getting frustrated and feeling like you’re at the end of your rope? You are not alone! Many parents are dealing with the same challenges. In Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition, beloved parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., offers ALL parents and caregivers a glimpse into what makes their spirited children behave the way they do. The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is "more" -- more intense, more persistent, more sensitive and more uncomfortable with change. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, this invaluable guide offers emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times. Dr. Mary has devised a plan for success with a simple four-step program that will help you: · Understand your child's and your own temperamental traits · Cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur, and prevent them in the future · Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school, and many other situations. · Implement discipline to win cooperation and establish clear boundaries · Teach your child how to be a “problem solver” and work well with others · … and more! Including charts and quick tips for today’s time-challenged parents, this newly updated edition of Raising Your Spirited Child will help you foster a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for your spirited child.
In this timely and much-needed book, Linda Goldman addresses the many frightening events that impact our children by providing the reader with a seamless mixture of theory and practice garnered from her extensive experience in the field. Raising Our Children to Be Resilient includes trauma resolution techniques and case studies, discussions of the respective roles played by parents, teachers and the larger community as well as additional resources for those in a position to help children who have been traumatized. The goal of Raising Our Children to Be Resilient is exactly what its title promises: to help children through their pain and confusion and guide them into a flexible and compassionate adulthood.
Presents an update of a 1987 estimate of the costs of raising a child from birth through eighteen years of age in Metropolitan Toronto, for both one-parent and two-parent families. Costs included in the estimate are those related to food, clothing, personal care, public transportation, school needs, recreation, housing, health and housing care, baby-sitting, and day care. Costs are compared between male and female children and with costs from the previous estimate. Finally, effects of various kinds of government aid on child-raising costs are evaluated.