Reflections by a Family Court Judge on modern psychotherapy's ideas of child welfare and the social and psychological consequences of their overuse
Discussion of the tension between two prominent theoretical orientations in parenting theory: the "psycholical parent" and the "biological parent"
Critical exchange between Drs. Solnit and Fanshel regarding theoretical underpinnings of child welfare law
Overview of the rise in constitutional challenges to sex education in public schools and an analysis of the arguments implicated.
Discussion of the controversial nature of psychoanalytic view of parent-child relationships; suggests it is an incorrect theory that generates proper outcomes
Explanation of the psychological dimensions of child and parent; argument that privacy of family should be protected, and child's rights should be paramount
Disparate treatment of child welfare laws and the impact of the psychological parenting theory on poor nonwhite families.
Responses by professor of child welfare and family law related to the role that the law should play in affecting family bonds and child placement
Analysis of child welfare legal frameworks and their failure to incorporate non-nuclear family kinship structures and cultural nuances
Discussion of private adoption in New York; it is unfair, unconstitutional to terminate parental rights for one who has given extrajudicial consent.
Analyzes historical practices of child welfare agency; discussion of themes of state intervention and role of gender in exacerbating problems of child abuse.
Discussion of the impact on child welfare law and policy of seminal works arguing for less state intervention in removing children from functional families.
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