Art: Readings – Fall 2011

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. You will be able to simply click on the relevant Assignment Packet and download the PDF file.

Date Topic Readings
Sept. 15 Course Overview Course Information, Syllabus, and Schedule
Nobody’s Children, pp. 1-29
Sept. 22  Creating a Children’s Movement Nobody’s Children, pp. 33-55
Assignment Packet #2
Sept. 29  “Aging Out” Film Screening Nobody’s Children, pp. 59-67, 81-110
Assignment Packet #3
Oct. 6  Child Maltreatment & Substance Abuse Nobody’s Children, pp.67-81, 207-32
Assignment Packet #4
Oct. 13  Early Intervention Nobody’s Children, pp. 163-75
Assignment Packet #5
Oct. 20  Problem Solving Courts for Children & Families Nobody’s Children, pp. 176-204
Assignment Packet #6
Oct. 27 Closing the Achievement Gap: The EdLabs Approach Assignment Packet #7
Nov. 3 The Prostitution of Children: The Hidden Problem, A Model Prevention and Intervention Program, & the Prosecution Approach Assignment Packet #8
Nov. 10 Closing the Achievement Gap: A Multi-Faceted Approach Assignment Packet #9
Nov. 17 Children Dying While Incarcerated: Approaches to Change Assignment Packet #10
Dec. 1 Juvenile Incarceration: Creating Better Models for the Future Assignment Packet #11
Dec. 8 Preventing Gang Violence: StreetSafe Boston Assignment Packet #12