Art: Readings Spring 2019

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 Reading Packet and download the PDF file.

Date Topic Readings
Jan 31 Course Overview Course Syllabus

Nobody’s Children, pp. 1-29, 33-55, 98-110; (optional) pp. 176-92

Reading Packet 1 – Jan 31

Feb 7 Early Childhood Adversity and Its Life-Long Impact on Brain and Behavioral Development Nobody’s Children,  59-97

Reading Packet #2
C. Nelson Media June 2018

Feb 14 Lawyering for Youth Reading Packet #3

Acronyms Used in Mental Health Advocacy in MA – 2018

Feb 21 Child Welfare Challenges: The Use and Misuse of Science in Connection with Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) Reading Packet #4
Feb 28 Education: Homeschooling: Pros, Cons & Future Directions Reading Packet #5
Mar 7 Education: Integration and Related Strategies to Improve Disadvantaged Schools Reading Packet #6
Mar 14 Education:  Systemic Reform Litigation, Policy Advocacy, and Community Organizing Reading Packet #7

Optional Reading Packet #7

Mar 28 Child Welfare: The Indian Child Welfare Act Reading Packet #8
Apr 4 Education & Juvenile Justice: Educating Incarcerated Youth Reading Packet #9
Apr 11 Immigration: Some Responses to Trump Era Policies Reading Packet #10
Apr 18 Juvenile Justice: UTEC and Youth Organizing Reading Packet #11
Apr 25 Juvenile Justice: Approaches to Reforming Juvenile Justice Institutions Reading Packet #12