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Shattered bonds : the color of child welfare, Dorothy Roberts

Label
Shattered bonds : the color of child welfare
Title
Shattered bonds
Title remainder
the color of child welfare
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book in 30 years to consider the devastating social consequences of the overwhelming numbers of black children in the child-welfare system." "The story of foster care in the United States is the story of the failure of the social safety net to aid poor, largely black, parents in their attempt to make a home for their children. Shattered Bonds tells this story as no other book has before - from the perspective of a prominent black, female legal theoretician." "The current state of the child-welfare system in America is a well-known tragedy. Thousands of children every year are removed from their parents' homes, often for little reason other than the endemic poverty that afflicts women and children more than any other group in the U.S. Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed legal scholar and social critic, reveals the racial politics of child welfare in America through extensive legal research and original interviews with Chicago families in the foster care system. She describes the racial imbalance in foster care, the concentration of state intervention in certain neighborhoods, the alarming percentages of children in substitute care, the difficulty that poor and black families have in meeting state's standards for regaining custody of children placed in foster care, and the relationship between state supervision of families and continuing racial inequality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Dorothy E.
Dewey number
362.7/089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.R62 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child welfare
  • Racism in social services
  • Social work with African American children
  • African American families
  • Foster children
  • Enfants
  • Racisme dans les services sociaux
  • Service social aux enfants noirs américains
  • Familles noires américaines
  • Enfants placés
  • African American families
  • Child welfare
  • Foster children
  • Racism in social services
  • Social work with African American children
  • United States
  • Kind
  • Kinderfürsorge
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Sozialarbeit
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Shattered bonds : the color of child welfare, Dorothy Roberts
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Facing the racial reality of child welfare -- pt. 1: Destroying Black families in the name of child protection : -- The color of America's child welfare system -- The system's inferior treatment of Black children -- Tracing the disparity to Black child poverty -- Is racism the cause? -- The system's fundamental flaw -- A racist institution? -- pt. 2: The new politics of child welfare : -- The assault on family preservation -- Why family preservation fails -- Is adoption the answer? -- Welfare reform: Ending aid to poor children -- Locking up parents and children -- pt. 3: The system's racial harm : -- Protection of family rights -- A Theory of group-based harm -- Conclusion: Child welfare and social justice
Control code
ocm47696562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9789780465070
Lccn
2001043139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47696562
  • (OCoLC)47696562
Label
Shattered bonds : the color of child welfare, Dorothy Roberts
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Facing the racial reality of child welfare -- pt. 1: Destroying Black families in the name of child protection : -- The color of America's child welfare system -- The system's inferior treatment of Black children -- Tracing the disparity to Black child poverty -- Is racism the cause? -- The system's fundamental flaw -- A racist institution? -- pt. 2: The new politics of child welfare : -- The assault on family preservation -- Why family preservation fails -- Is adoption the answer? -- Welfare reform: Ending aid to poor children -- Locking up parents and children -- pt. 3: The system's racial harm : -- Protection of family rights -- A Theory of group-based harm -- Conclusion: Child welfare and social justice
Control code
ocm47696562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9789780465070
Lccn
2001043139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47696562
  • (OCoLC)47696562

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