Comprehensive history of the Children’s Bureau from 1912-2012 in eBook form that shares the legacy of this landmark agency that established the first Federal Government programs, research and social reform initiatives aimed to improve the safety, permanency and well-being of children, youth and families. In addition to bios of agency heads and review of legislation and publications, this important book provides a critical look at the evolution of the Nation and its treatment of children as it covers often inspiring and sometimes heart-wrenching topics such as: child labor; the Orphan Trains, adoption and foster care; infant and maternal mortality and childhood diseases; parenting, infant and child care education; the role of women's clubs and reformers; child welfare standards; Aid to Dependent Children; Depression relief; children of migrants and minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans), including Indian Boarding Schools and Indian Adoption Program; disabled children care; children in wartime including support of military families and World War II refugee children; Juvenile delinquency; early childhood education Head Start; family planning; child abuse and neglect; natural disaster recovery; and much more.
Child welfare and related professionals, legislators, educators, researchers and advocates, university school of social work faculty and staff, libraries, and others interested in social work related to children, youth and families, particularly topics such as preventing child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption will be interested in this comprehensive history of the Children's Bureau that has been funded by the U.S. Federal Government since 1912.
|Publisher:||U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||37 MB|
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|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents:
Chapter 1: America’s Conscience Gives Birth to the Children’s Bureau
Chapter 2: Saving Babies and Restoring Childhood (1912–1929)
Chapter 3: The Great Depression and Social Security (1929–1939)
Chapter 4: Wartime and Recovery (1940–1956)
Chapter 5: A Growing Government Shrinks the Children’s Bureau (1957–1973)
Chapter 6: Sharpening the Focus on Child Welfare (1974–1992)
Chapter 7: Partnering With Families and Working to Improve Outcomes