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Child Protection in America
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Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

John E. B. Myers

Abstract

Child abuse and neglect are serious social problems. Preventing maltreatment from occurring and, when prevention fails, intervening to protect children, are vital concerns for policy makers, the public, and professionals in social work, mental health, medicine, nursing, law enforcement, and law. Millions of dollars are spent on the child protection system. Yet, maltreatment continues. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of today's child protection system, it is important to understand the historical development of child protection. Part I traces the history of child protection in Americ ... More

Keywords: child abuse, child protection system, child protection, child welfare, poverty, foster care, juvenile court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John E. B. Myers, author
University of the Pacific