In Defense Of Single Parent Families

Author : Nancy E. Dowd
ISBN : 9780814744246
Genre : Law
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Single-parent families succeed. Within these families children thrive, develop, and grow, just as they do in a variety of family structures. Tragically, they must do so in the face of powerful legal and social stigma that works to undermine them. As Nancy E. Dowd argues in this bold and original book, the justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families are founded largely on myths, myths used to rationalize harshly punitive social policies. Children, in increasing numbers, bear the brunt of those policies. In this generation, more than two-thirds of all children will spend some time in a single-parent family before reaching age 18. The damage done in the name of justified stigma, therefore, harms a great many children. Dowd details the primary justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families, marshalling an impressive array of resources about single parents that portray a very different picture of these families. She describes them in all their forms, with particular attention to the differential treatment given never-married and divorced single parents, and to the impact of gender, race, and class. Emphasizing that all families face significant conflicts between work and family responsibilities, Dowd argues many two-parent families, in fact, function as single-parent caregiving households. The success or failure of families, she contends, has little to do with form. Many of the problems faced by single-parent families mirror problems faced by all families. Illustrating the harmful impact of current laws concerning divorce, welfare, and employment, Dowd makes a powerful case for centering policy around the welfare and equality of all children. A thought-provoking examination of the stereotypes, realities and possibilities of single-parent families, In Defense of Single-Parent Families asks us to consider the true purpose or goal of a family.
Category: Law

Handbook Of Children Culture And Violence

Author : Nancy E. Dowd
ISBN : 1412913691
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 30.71 MB
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The Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of childhood violence that considers children as both consumers and perpetrators of violence, as well as victims of it. This Handbook is the first single volume to consider situations when children are responsible for violence, rather than focusing exclusively on occasions when they are victimized.
Category: Psychology

Single Parents

Author : Karen L. Kinnear
ISBN : 1576070336
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 67.60 MB
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ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series comprises comprehensive, balanced, one-volume reference handbooks on important topics related to science, technology, and medicine; the environment; society; politics, law, and government; criminal justice; and gender and ethnicity.Each volume offers: -- An authoritative introductory essay on the subject-- A chronology of events, legislation, movements, and initiatives-- Biographies of activists, advocates, and legislators-- A compilation of relevant facts in the form of tables, figures, and documents-- A directory of leading organizations and agencies-- An annotated list of print resources-- An annotated list of valuable nonprint resources, such as computer databases, information available on the Internet, and audiovisual materials-- A glossary of relevant terms-- A comprehensive subject index-- Well suited for circulating collections as well as reference shelves
Category: Family & Relationships

Family Law

Author : Leslie J. Harris
ISBN : 0735540292
Genre : Law
File Size : 56.1 MB
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As the pace of change in family law continues to accelerate, instructors are realizing they need a casebook that both provides a solid foundation and responds to current developments. Family Law, Third Edition, meets the challenge by offering comprehensive coverage, a mix of interdisciplinary materials, and a strong emphasis on teachability. Every element of this modern casebook is designed to enhance teaching and learning: complete coverage of the key topics of family law in three main parts: Marriage and Its Alternatives, Divorce and Its Consequences, and Children, Parents, and the State broad selection of interdisciplinary materials -- on finance principles, genetics and statistics, clinical psychology, social history, and legal and policy responses to domestic violence, for example -- helps students understand the complex influences on family law balanced presentation addresses cutting-edge issues while maintaining a focus on family and the state, the role of various groups involved in family law issues, and the effectiveness of law and law enforcement strong problems give students practice applying legal principles to real-world situations updated Teacher's Manual offers advice on how to teach the survey course effectively Refined and improved for its Third Edition, Family Law is now more flexible and completely current: with the help of new co-author June Carbone, each chapter in the book has become independent to permit teaching in any order without creating confusion or gaps in understanding reflects the trend to discuss domestic violence issues throughout the course in relation to a variety of topics, such as divorce, custody, and state involvement in the family incorporates the latest family law developments with regard to same-sex marriage, coverage of Troxel, regarding grandparent visitation rights, custody issues, including the revised Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA), now called the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and features expanded coverage of equitable or titled interest in community property the authors integrate new cases throughout the book
Category: Law

The Rich Single Life

Author : Andrew Farmer
ISBN : 1881039072
Genre : Single people
File Size : 46.38 MB
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Category: Single people

Recent Acquisitions

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ISBN : OSU:32437123161602
Genre : Law libraries
File Size : 60.79 MB
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Category: Law libraries

Help And Hope For The Single Parent

Author : Tony Evans
ISBN : 9780802489692
Genre : Religion
File Size : 42.21 MB
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If you miss grown-up conversations —or cuddling with someone other than your toddler— this book is for you. Single parents have the toughest job in the world. The obstacles can feel overwhelming, and 24 hours in a day never seems to be enough time to take care of children, home, and all the other items on an endless to-do list. It’s exhausting! Add to the exhaustion feelings of vulnerability and loneliness, thoughts of never having a mate, the fear of the future for children left with no father or mother, and the lack of personal time—and it can just seem too much. No doubt being a single parent is very difficult, but there is also hope and joy that comes in this season. Dr. Evans gives you the encouraging reminder that you are not alone! God can—and will—help you live a satisfying life and succeed in parenting. There is hope and help for the single parent; discover it today.
Category: Religion