Art of Social Change: Readings
Fall 2007

Elizabeth Bartholet's NOBODY'S CHILDREN: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative (Beacon Press 1999) [hereafter Nobody's Children] will serve as the course text together with additional course materials. As soon as the additional materials are ready, we will post them below. Simply click on the relevant Assignment Packet and download the PDF file.

Sept. 6

Course Overview

Sept. 13

History of Child Welfare

Sept. 20Significance of the Environment to Childhood Development
Sept. 27The Global Picture
Oct. 4Significance of Biology to Parenting
Oct. 11Early Childhood Education
Oct. 18

Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment

  • Nobody’s Children, Chapter 9, pp. 207-32
  • Assignment Packet #7
  • Optional: Nobody’s Children, pp. 67-81
Nov. 1Race & the Child Welfare System
Nov. 8

Closing the Achievement Gap

Nov. 15

Alternatives to Detention and Other Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts

Nov. 29

Child Advocacy Strategies: The Children’s Defense Fund

Dec. 6

Child Advocacy Strategies: Orphans of Rwanda and Partners in Health

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