Toward a Child-Centered, Neighborhood-Based Child Protection System: A Report of the Consortium on Children, Families, and the Law

by Melton, Gary
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ISBN: 9780275969103
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The current system of protecting society's children from abuse is failing miserably. In this volume, scholars affiliated with universities and professional associations nationwide pinpoint a better strategy. Their research spotlights neighborhood-based child protection systems and provides a comprehensive approach for creating procedures that meaningfully address child maltreatment.

The volume discusses the challenges of moving toward such a system within the current legal, political, and cross-cultural contexts of child protection. Examples of promising applications of a community-based approach are cited. Also cited are the legal and practical structural steps to be taken in creating caring communities that effectively address child abuse and neglect.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Melton, Gary
  • ISBN: 9780275969103
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.26 x 1.10
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • Publication Year: 2001

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