Art: Readings Fall 2013

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. Simply click on the relevant Assignment Packet and download the PDF file.

Date Topic Readings
Sept 12 Course Overview Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, and Assignment Specifics
Nobody’s Children, pp. 1-29, 33-55
Sept 19 Treating Youth Violence as a Disease: Sweetest Land Rough-Cut Film Screening Assignment Packet #2
Sept 26 Kids for Cash, One of the Worst Judicial Scandals in American History: Efforts to Uncover the Truth, Provide Relief for Victims, & Prevent Future Failures Assignment Packet #3
Oct 3 Use & Misuse of Social Science Evidence in Child Welfare Assignment Packet #4
Oct 10 Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment: The Family Drug Court Model Assignment Packet #5
Nobody’s Children, pp. 67-81, 207-32
Oct 17 International Adoption: The Case for Change Assignment Packet #6
Oct 24 The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in America: Share Our Strength’s Strategy & The Role of One of the Largest Corporate Foundations in America Assignment Packet #7
Oct 31 Evidence and Education: How to Create Equality of Opportunity in America Assignment Packet #8
Nov 7 The Serious Subject of Play: Creative Ways to Combine Philanthropy, Community, and Corporate Power Assignment Packet #9
Nov. 14 Educational Inequality in America: The Case for Integrating Our Schools Assignment Packet #10
Nov 21 Bringing Social Enterprise into the Schoolhouse Assignment Packet #11
Dec 5 A New Paradigm for Understanding Charity and Social Movements Assignment Packet #12