ERIC Number: ED489482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Everyday Law for Children. The Everyday Law Series
Herring, David J.
This book provides an accessible introduction to laws that affect children and families, and the dominant public debates that surround and drive these laws. Using real-world examples, the book exposes the tension between reliance on the private, autonomous family and the public's desire to secure child wellbeing. A look at some public systems, such as child welfare and juvenile delinquency, shows that an initial public aspiration to assist children and families is often frustrated by a lack of resolve and resources. In other areas, such as education and healthcare, the public shrinks from a commitment to comprehensive child wellbeing. "Everyday Law for Children" makes a case for the improvement of public systems by focusing on pragmatic goals related to child wellbeing. More immediately, it makes a case for zealous advocates for children who can have a dramatic impact on children's everyday lives. Accordingly, the book provides an annotated list of resources and contact information for parents and for service providers who need help addressing specific problems within complex public systems.
Descriptors: Delinquency, Child Welfare, Well Being, Legislation, Public Policy, Juvenile Justice, Social Services, Social Responsibility, Holistic Approach, Educational Needs, Advocacy
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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