1st Edition

Children's Rights Policy and Practice, Second Edition

By Jean A Pardeck Copyright 2006
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Get up-to-date information on children’s and parent’s rights

    Children have a basic human right to be free of abuse and maltreatment. The late Dr. John Pardeck’s Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition comprehensively explores the latest legal, psychological, sociological, policy, and child advocacy issues dealing with children’s rights. Essential issues are clearly discussed involving children at home, in school, in foster care, and in residential facilities. This new edition of The Haworth Social Work Practice Press classic examines the practical and ethical issues inherent in balancing a child’s right to self-determination against the same child’s need to be protected.

    Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition delves deep into the causes of abuse and neglect and offers help for families at risk. Techniques are presented for case and cause advocacy, as well as venues for family and individual therapy. Other discussions address the role and function of child protective services and the juvenile justice system, a review of effective social policy to protect and care for children, family health and children’s rights issues, and children’s rights in schools and day care facilities. This essential exploration includes extensive references and notes, a list of Web sites, and a comprehensive glossary of influential legal rulings focusing on children’s rights.

    Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition includes over 100 pages of new and updated material on:

    • new rulings of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that have implications for children’s rights
    • legal case studies
    • an overview and analysis of the Leave No Child Behind Act
    • children’s rights and school violence
    • an expanded discussion on practice interventions focusing on various approaches for helping children adjust to substitute care
    • an expanded examination on advocacy and children’s rights, with emphasis on legal case studies as a tool for enhancing the rights of children

    Balancing theoretical considerations, solid information, and practical advice, Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition is an essential resource for child welfare workers, attorneys, educators, students, parents, and social workers.

    • Foreword (Peter De Simone)
    • Preface
    • Chapter 1. The Children’s Rights Movement
    • Child Maltreatment and Children’s Rights
    • Foster Care and Adoption
    • Welfare Reform and Children’s Rights
    • Litigation and Children’s Rights
    • Important Child Welfare Policies Affecting Children’s Rights
    • Child Advocates
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 2. The Rights of Parents and Children
    • Dangers of State Interference
    • Justifying State Intervention
    • Minority Status of Children
    • The Legal Rights of Children and Parents
    • Child Liberationists versus Child Protectionists
    • U. S. Supreme Court Rulings Defining the Rights of Parents and Children
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 3. The Rights of Able Children and Children with Disabilities in Schools
    • The Rights of Children in Public schools
    • Child Maltreatment Prevention and the Schools
    • Children with Disabilities and School Rights
    • Recent Supreme Court Rulings on the ADA Affecting Children’s Rights
    • Comparison of the ADA and IDEA
    • No Child Left Behind Act
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 4. The Rights of Able Children and Children with Disabilities in Day Care Programs
    • The Day Care System
    • Day Care and Children with Disabilities
    • Complaints and Enforcement of the ADA
    • Children with Disabilities and Admissions to Day Care
    • Research on the Effects of Day Care on Children
    • Policy Implications
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 5. Children’s Rights and Residential Treatment (Patrick Morgan)
    • A Brief History of Residential Treatment and the Juvenile Court
    • Children’s Rights in Institutional Settings
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 6. Children’s Rights and Protective Services
    • Child Maltreatment
    • Maltreatment of Homeless Children: An Analysis of the Adult Years
    • Separation and Loss
    • Protective Services
    • The Court and Protective Services
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 7. Advocacy and Children’s Rights
    • Approaches to Advocacy
    • Effective Advocacy Skills for Parents
    • Litigation and Child Advocacy
    • Family Policy and Child Advocacy
    • Professionals and Child Advocacy
    • A Case Example: Gary
    • Application of Advocacy Techniques to Gary’s Case
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Chapter 8. Children’s Rights: Implications for Policy and Practice
    • Family Policy
    • Social Work Practice and Children
    • Family Health and Children
    • Family Health and Bibliotherapy
    • Family Health and Clinical Assessment
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Appendix. Organizations Focusing on Children’s Rights
    • Glossary
    • References
    • Index


    Jean A. Pardeck