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Children's Rights in the United States
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Children's Rights in the United States
In Search of a National Policy



September 1998 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.

 
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
 
Children Are Persons... Or Are They? An Introduction to the Issues
 
From Property to Personhood
An Historical and Contextual Perspective on the Rights of Children

 
 
Getting It Right
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 
 
Differing Views
Perspectives on Children's Rights and Competencies

 
 
PART TWO: A PATCHWORK OF POLICIES
 
There's No Place Like Home
The Rights of Children within the Family

 
 
When Parents Are Not Enough
The Rights of Children in the Social Service System

 
 
Being Patient with Patients
The Rights of Children in the Health Care System

 
 
Lessons Learned
The Rights of Children in the Educational System

 
 
On Guilt and Gault
The Rights of Children in the Juvenile Justice System

 
 
Working It Out
The Rights of Children in Employment

 
 
Concluding Comments
Children Are Persons!

 

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Nancy E. Walker

Catherine M. Brooks

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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