Argues for a strengths/needs-based system to family services to facilitate family preservation rather than removal of children in instances of maltreatment.
Presents legal arguments supporting alternatives to parental termination and adoption, and argues for services to preserve families.
Examines subsidized guardianship as alternative goal to adoption for children in foster care, looking at ten states' programs; analysis of law of guardianship
Argues for a policy of preservation of the parent-child relationship for foster children; analyzes the costs of the preference disfavoring that preservation.
Advocates for nonjudgmental view of pregnant substance users, with focus on cocaine; promotes comprehensive drug treatment, prevention, and support programs
Examines psychological parent theory; argues child welfare planning should abandon sole focus on primary bond and acknowledge full network of kin attachments
Presentation of general psycholegal questions in parents rights terminations; critique of psychological parent theory and the limited separation paradigm
Other Issues in this Volume
- Looking at Pornography through Habermasian Lenses: Affirmative Action for Speech
- Protecting the Mentally Retarded from Capital Punishment: State Efforts Since Penry and Recommendations for the Future
- This Child Does Have Two Mothers... And a Sperm Donor with Visitation
- What's Gender Got to Do with it: The Politics and Morality of an Ethic of Care
- Criminalization and Administration of the Homeless: Notes on the Possibilities and Limits of Bureaucratic Engagement, The
- It's Nothing Personal--But Should It Be: Finding Agent Liability for Violations of the Federal Employment Discrimination Statutes
- Contingent Workers in a Changing Economy: Endure, Adapt, or Organize
- Professionalism in Perspective: Alternative Approaches to Nonlawyer Practice