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Tower CC. 2014. Understanding child abuse and neglect. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 442 pp.

Annotation: This textbook covers a range of topics associated with child abuse and neglect. It provides an overview on the problem, considers the rights and responsibilities of parents and children, and reviews the effects of abuse and neglect on the development of children. Individual chapters cover physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. Other chapters examine ways to prevent or intervene in abusive situations through the judicial system and consider treatment methodologies including the use of foster care. The book also includes a chapter on adults who were abused as children but who had not reported the fact.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Children's rights, Emotional abuse, Families, Family characteristics, Foster care, Incest, Intervention, Legal issues, Parent rights, Parenting, Physical abuse, Prevention, Sexual abuse, Social work

Child Welfare League of America. 2013. National blueprint for excellence in child welfare: Standards of excellence—Raising the bar for children, families, and communities. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America, 142 pp.

Annotation: This blueprint presents a vision for the future of child welfare that all children will grow up safely in loving families and supportive communities. The blueprint is intended to be a catalyst for change and also to serve as the basis for updating and creating Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) program-specific standards of excellence. The blueprint discusses CWLA vision and values and presents eight core principles and standards on the following topics: rights of children; shared responsibility and leadership; engagement/participation; supports and services; quality improvement; work force; race, ethnicity, and culture; and funding and resources.

Contact: Child Welfare League of America, 1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 688-4200 Fax: (202) 833-1689 Web Site: $24.95 for non-members, $19.95 for members; also available as .pdf , $11.95 for non-members, . Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58760-152-1.

Keywords: Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Communities, Cultural factors, Ethnic factors, Families, Family support services, Financing, Leadership, Programs, Racial factors, Safety, Standards

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. 2011. It's your life. Washington, DC: American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law,

Annotation: This website is geared toward helping adolescents in foster care who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) navigate the child welfare system. The site provides information about harassment, discrimination, and violence; homelessness and running away; health and sexuality; and state-specific resources. A 24-hour hotline is included. The site also adresses common questions, presents stories about LGBTQ adolescents, discusses life after foster care, and provides other related information.

Contact: American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law, 740 15th Street, N.W., , Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 662-1000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 285-2221 Fax: (202) 662-1755 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Child welfare agencies, Children's rights, Discrimination, Foster care, Homelessness, Homosexuality, Runaways, Sexual harassment, Violence

Center for Children's Advocacy, Medical-Legal Partnership Project. 2010. Adolescent health care: Legal rights of teens (4th ed.). Hartford, CT: Center for Children's Advocacy, Medical-Legal Partnership Project, ca. 96 pp.

Annotation: This document covers definitions, medical conditions and access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, reproductive health care, emancipation, HUSKY health insurance (Connecticut's Medicaid program), access to medical records, privacy rights, school based health clinics, privileged communications, mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect, statutory rape, advanced directives and living wills, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Connecticut law on bullying, access to benefits for immigrants and refugees, and utility shutoff.

Contact: Center for Children's Advocacy, Medical Legal Partnership Project, 65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105, Web Site: $20, sample pages are available on the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Children's rights, Connecticut, Medicine, Patient rights, Reproductive health, State legislation

Gershoff ET. 2008. Report on physical punishment in the United States: What research tells us about its effects on children. Columbus, OH: Center for Effective Discipline, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a review of the empirical research to date on the effects physical punishment has on children. The report synthesizes 100 years of social science research and hundreds of published studies on physical punishment. The report defines physical punishment and discusses its prevalence in the United States and the status of Americans' approval for it, when it is likely to be used, research, effects on child behavior, risks, cultural perspectives, the legal status of physical punishment in the United States, human rights, and countries that have banned physical punishment.

Contact: Center for Effective Discipline, 327 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, OH 43110, Telephone: (614) 834-7946 Fax: (614) 321-6308 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child behavior, Children's rights, Corporal punishment, Cultural factors, Discipline, Families, Human rights, Legal issues, Mental health, Research

Center for Reproductive Rights. 2008. Bringing rights to bear: Preventing maternal mortality and ensuring safe pregnancy—Government duties to ensure pregnant women's survival and health. [New York, NY]: Center for Reproductive Rights, 35 pp. (Briefing paper)

Annotation: This paper examines standards developed by six United Nations committees concerning a woman's right to a safe pregnancy and childbirth, and summarizes the actions of the committees regarding these standards.

Contact: Center for Reproductive Rights , 120 Wall Street , New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (917) 637-3600 Fax: (917) 637-3666 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Children's rights, International organizations, International programs, Pregnancy, Reproductive health, Reproductive rights, Women's rights

Minnesota Department of Health, Community and Family Health Division. 2005. Minnesota guidelines of care for families with children who have a hearing loss: A guide to information and resources. St. Paul, MN: Community and Family Health Division, Minnesota Department of Health, 91 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines, which are intended as a resource tool for Minnesota families with a child who is deaf or has hearing loss, contain information about hearing, hearing loss, and medical and educational interventions; child development; tips for parents; definitions; and resources. The guidelines provide information about connecting with other families of children with hearing loss, understanding clinical procedures and health professionals' roles, choosing communication methods, understanding and finding services, locating financial assistance and insurance coverage, accessing educational services, understanding parents' and children's rights, and finding support systems and programs. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health, MN Telephone: (651) 201-3589 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Children's rights, Communication, Deafness, Educational programs, Families, Family support programs, Guidelines, Health care services, Health insurance, Hearing disorders, Intervention, Parent rights

Cosby AG, Greenberg RE, Southward LH, Weitzman M, eds. 2004. About children: An authoritative resource on the state of childhood today. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 271 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information about critical aspects of children's lives in the United States. The following topics are covered; environment, family life and well-being; children's roles, hopes, and rights; demographics and diversity; and children's future. The future of children is also addressed. The book includes a large selection of color photographs, and statistical information is presented in figures and tables. References, Internet resources, and an index are also included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58110-142-2.

Keywords: Children, Children's rights, Cultural diversity, Demography, Environment, Families, Role

Tompkins JR, Brooks BL, Tompkins TJ. 1998. Child advocacy: History, theory, and practice. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 134 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses child advocacy as a process that seeks to champion the right of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The text is directed at analyzing the alienation of children from supportive environments that are vital to children's psychological and social development. Advocacy is viewed as a process that seeks to champion the rights of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The contents include a discussion of the emergence of child advocacy at the national level, child advocacy as the National Institute of Mental Health's highest priority, the 1971 White House Conference on Children, advocacy models in North Carolina, a definition of child advocacy in the 1990s, the ecological theory of advocacy, the advocacy needs of children, the purpose of advocacy, proactive advocacy, a case study of advocacy, university and community collaboration, a parent training approach, a child advocacy commission model, developing local advocacy councils, advocacy in the treatment and education of adjudicated children, and delivery of services through boards for children in trouble.

Contact: Carolina Academic Press, 700 Kent Street, Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: 919-489-7486 Fax: (919) 493-5668 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89089-959-2.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Collaboration, Communities, Conferences, High risk children, History, Local MCH programs, National Institute of Mental Health, North Carolina, Parent education, Universities

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1997. Bright Futures children's health charter. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document lists principles adopted by participants in the Bright Futures project to guide initiatives to meet the unique needs of children and families into the 21st century. It is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health promotion, Children, Children's rights, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants, Spanish language materials

Louv R. 1994. 101 things you can do for our children's future. New York, NY: Anchor Books, 355 pp.

Annotation: This book describes how individuals can take action to promote the welfare of the country's children. It presents ideas that can be used in these contexts: in the home and family; in the extended family; in the neighborhood; in child care settings and schools; in the workplace; in the place of worship; and at the local, state, and national levels. Each section of the book lists a number of specific methods of effecting change, provides anecdotal examples, and lists resources to contact for additional information.

Contact: Doubleday Consumer Services, Random House , 1745 Broadway , New York , NY 10019, Web Site: $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling; prepayment required; make checks payable to Doubleday Consumer Services. Document Number: ISBN 0-385-46878-4.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Children, Children's rights, Policy development

Pires SA, ed., Board on Children and Families, National Forum on the Future of Children and Families. 1993. International Child Welfare Systems: Report of a workshop. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 87 pp.

Annotation: This workshop, with participants from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, and Germany, compared the status of children, and the practices of the child welfare systems in the different countries. The participants discussed such topics as the role of the individual and the state, characteristics of children in care and the prevalence and types of residential and other out-of-home care, child abuse and neglect and how it is handled, and training of social welfare workers.

Contact: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child care, Child protective services, Child welfare, Children's rights, Cultural factors, Evaluation, Government role, Interagency cooperation, International health, International programs, Juvenile courts, Out of home care, Service delivery systems

De Lone RH. 1979. Small futures: Children, inequality, and the limits of liberal reform. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 258 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses social inequities that hamper children, examines the history of past efforts at reform, and suggests changes for the quality of children's lives in the United States. The author examines the American claim of equal opportunity, especially regarding children born into poverty, their chances of rising out of that poverty, and causes of their inequality.

Keywords: Children, Children's rights, Equal opportunities, Poverty, Social discrimination, United States

Stiegler M, ed. 1975. When I was a child, 2250 B.C. - 1976 A.D.. [Detroit, MI]: Childrens Hospital of Michigan, 66 pp.

Annotation: This book is a history of childhood and the value of children in society. The discussion begins with ancient times (2250 B.C. - 1 A.D.) and continues to the time of publication, including many cultures and civilizations. The book is illustrated with reproductions of fine art and a list identifying these illustrations is found in the back of the book. Extensive references are included.

Keywords: Children, Children's rights, History

Hobbs N, ed. 1975. Issues in the classification of children. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2 v.

Annotation: This two-volume book reports on a project sponsored by ten federal agencies to find out what happens when children are classified. Part one discusses relevant theoretical perspectives. Part two shows how classification systems often lack sophisticated taxonomy, reveal strong biases, and attempt to legitimize social control of the individual. Part three describes the divergent experiences children have in special classes, large institutions, and juvenile correctional systems. Part four presents the special viewpoints of those affected by labels. Part five investigates the legal aspects of ensuring that services provided to exceptional children. And part six considers issues of public policy—federal funding,s take action, and public interest.

Keywords: Child behavior, Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Classification, Institutionalization, Psychosocial factors, Reports, Surveys, United States

White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. 1931. The children's charter. Washington, DC: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brochure contains the children's charter to which the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection of 1930 pledged itself. It contains nineteen aims that the Conference considered the first rights of citizenship. It reproduces a one-page fact sheet listing the aims, and then provides a description of what each of these rights implies.

Keywords: Child health promotion, Children's rights, Conferences

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1921. Standards of legal protection for children born out of wedlock: A report of regional conferences held under the auspices of the U.S. Children's Bureau and the inter-city conference on illegitimacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 158 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 77; Conference series; no. 3)

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1921. Child care and child welfare: Outlines for study—Children in need of special care. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 12 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 94; Separate; no. 5; Reprint from Bulletin no. 65, Home Economics Series, no. 5 Federal Board dor Vocational Education)

Annotation: This bulletin provides an outline for the development of lessons on children in need of special care to be used in the training for vocational teachers of home economics. Topics covered include causes and prevention of child dependency and neglect; causes and prevention of juvenile delinquency; the case of dependent, neglected, and delinquent children; children handicapped physically or mentally; and community organization for child-helping work. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child neglect, Child welfare, Children with special health care needs, Children's rights, Juvenile delinquency, Orphans, Training materials

Freund E. 1919. Illegitimacy laws of the United States and certain foreign countries. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 260 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 42; Legal series; no. 2)

Annotation: This report contains the text of the illegitimacy legislation of the individual states in the United States, plus legislation from France, Germany, and Switzerland, together with an analysis of the legislation of the United States. A tabular analysis and a reference index of the illegitimacy laws of the United States are also included in the report. The letter of transmittal makes a recommendation regarding protecting children born out of wedlock. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Google Books, Web Site:

Keywords: Child welfare, Children's rights, France, Germany, Legislation, Single mothers, State legislation, Switzerland, United States

Magnusson L. 1918. Norwegian laws concerning illegitimate children: Introduction and translation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 37 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 31; Legal series; no. 1)


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.