Child Welfare: Historical perspectives

Front Cover
Nick Frost
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Child abuse - 440 pages
This collection focuses on child welfare in its specific sense: welfare and social interventions with children and young people undertaken by State bodies or NGO's. The term 'child welfare' is deployed differently in diverse international settings. In the United Kingdom child welfare tends to refer to individualised programmes for children who have experienced problems in their lives. In India, to take a contrasting example, it can also refer to major housing and nutrition programmes. This collection takes an inclusive approach to international perspectives.The collection is completed by a new general introduction by the editor, individual volume introductions, and a full index.Titles also available in this series include, Medical Sociology (November 2004, 4 Volumes, 495) and the forthcoming collection Health Care Systems (2005, 3 Volumes, c.395).
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
The discovery of childhood
5
The evolution of childhood
21
Current conditions with regard to child abuse
27
a search
51
PART 2
61
PART 1
86
a criticism of the literature
93
Childhood and family in preRestoration England
169
Whither in the future?
195
The childsaving movement in Illinois
202
the state of
204
Identities and definitions
231
ways of seeing
251
A history of child welfare
270
The age of separation
290

Historical perspectives on family studies
131
Child rearing and parenting
149
The incunabula of childhood
156
Maternal deprivation reassessed
162
The childsavers
311
The preservation of children
334
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