- Subject index
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:
“These essays are exemplary in conceptualization, organization, and delivery. The messages are crystal clear, the readability superb. This book stands as a model of editorial excellence. The design of the volume is unique and responds well to a clear need in the subdiscipline of family violence, which remains fraught with diversity and dissention…. This piece of work is honest and effectively illuminates the growing pains of a very young and ideologically loaded subdiscipline that is anchored by an interdisciplinary and heterogeneous collection of smart people. Current Controversies on Family Violence is a powerful addition to the family violence literature. I recommend it as required reading for family violence courses. Gelles and Loseke are to be commended for their excellent idea, their ...
Chapter 20: Family Preservation Is the Safest Way to Protect Most Children
Family Preservation Is the Safest Way to Protect Most Children
- In Orange County, California, an impoverished single mother can't find someone to watch her children while she works at night, tending a ride at a theme park. So she leaves her eight-, six-, and four-year-old children alone in the motel room that is the only housing they can afford. Someone calls Child Protective Services. Instead of helping her with baby-sitting or day care, they take away the children (Saari, 1999).
- In New York City, a former boyfriend assaults the pregnant woman carrying his child. She already has separated from him and has even bought a plane ticket to take her and the baby to the other side ...