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Children's Rights in the United States

Children's Rights in the United States
In Search of a National Policy

September 1998 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.

Children Are Persons... Or Are They? An Introduction to the Issues
From Property to Personhood
An Historical and Contextual Perspective on the Rights of Children

Getting It Right
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Differing Views
Perspectives on Children's Rights and Competencies

There's No Place Like Home
The Rights of Children within the Family

When Parents Are Not Enough
The Rights of Children in the Social Service System

Being Patient with Patients
The Rights of Children in the Health Care System

Lessons Learned
The Rights of Children in the Educational System

On Guilt and Gault
The Rights of Children in the Juvenile Justice System

Working It Out
The Rights of Children in Employment

Concluding Comments
Children Are Persons!


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