Art: Readings-Fall 2012

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. 13 Course Overview Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, Assignment Specifics
Nobody’s Children, pp. 1-29
Sept. 20 Child Maltreatment: The Family Preservation Policy Debate Nobody’s Children, pp. 33-67
Assignment Packet #2
Optional Supplement to Assignment Packet #2
Sept. 27 Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment: The Family Drug Court Model Nobody’s Children, pp. 67-81, 207-32
Assignment Packet #3
Oct. 4 Nowhere to Go: Children Aging Out of State Care (A Film Screening & Discussion) Nobody’s Children, pp. 81-110, 176-204
Assignment Packet #4
Oct. 11 Igniting a Movement: Principles Behind Successful Social Change Efforts Assignment Packet #5
Oct. 18 Bullying: How to Create Safe School Climates for All Children Assignment Packet #6
Oct. 25 Education Reform: Focus on Early Education Assignment Packet #7
Nov. 1 Education Reform: Community Organizing Assignment Packet #8
Nov. 8 Child Mental Health: Strategies for Protecting the Most Vulnerable Assignment Packet #9
Nov. 15 Prostitution of Children: A Hidden Problem & Model Intervention Program Assignment Packet #10
Nov. 29 The School of Second Chances: Model Schools in Juvenile Facilities Assignment Packet #11
Dec. 6 Children Dying While Incarcerated: The New Frontier for Youth in Massachusetts Assignment Packet #12