Mothers of All Children

Women Reformers and the Rise of Juvenile Courts in Progressive Era America
Author: Elizabeth Jane Clapp
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271043857
Category: Law
Page: 214
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A history of the juvenile court movement in America, which focuses upon the central but neglected contribution of women reformers.The establishment of juvenile courts in cities across the United States was one of the earliest social welfare reforms of the Progressive Era. The first juvenile court law was passed in Illinois in 1899. Within a decade twenty-two other states had passed similar laws, based on the Illinois example. Mothers of All Children examines this movement, focusing especially on the role of women reformers and the importance of gender consciousness in influencing the shape of reform. Until recently historians have assumed that male reformers dominated many of the Progressive Era social reforms. Mothers of All Children goes beyond simply writing women back into the history of the juvenile court movement to reveal the complexity of their involvement. Some women operated within nineteenth-century ideals of motherhood and domesticity while others, trained in the social sciences and living in,the poor neighborhoods of America's cities, took a more pragmatic approach.Despite these differences, Clapp finds a common maternalist approach that distinguished women reformers from their male counterparts. Women were more willing to use the state to deal with wayward children, whereas men were more commonly involved as supporters of women reformers' initiatives rather than being themselves the initiators of reform.Firmly located in the context of recent scholarship on American women's history, Mothers of All Children has broad implications for American women's political history and the history of the welfare state.

Irena Sendler

Mother of the Children of the Holocaust
Author: Anna Mieszkowska
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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This title tells the univerally appealing story of Irena Sendler, who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children in Poland during the Holocaust.

The Power of Mothers

Releasing Our Children
Author: Celia Lashlie
ISBN: 1458715620
Category: Juvenile delinquency
Page: 264
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Celia Lashlie, justice reform campaigner and bestselling author, brings her powerful insight to the problems of families trapped in a spiral of crime, poverty and abuse. She points to the reasons behind why New Zealand's rates of imprisonment are so disastrously high, what the politicians and social service organisations could do to improve the plight of children in at risk families and why the system should protect be protecting them. Lashlie uses the case studies of Maka Renata and Bailey Junior Kurariki as examples of institutional neglect. She exposes the environment in which they live and the pedestals upon which the media and society place these people, and, and the negative attitudes of many within our bureaucracy work against the efforts of the children's mother to be the best mother she can. The Power of Mothers is a wake-up call to voter and politician, parent and grandparent, social agency and lobby group alike. We must do more than build prisons to hold the children we fail, now.

The Visions of the Children

The Apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje
Author: Janice T. Connell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466869909
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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In Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 25, 1981, five teenagers and a nine-year-old began telling others that they were seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary on a local mountain with the Infant Christ in her arms. The religious visions of the children continued daily. The Blessed Virgin Mary, who identified herself as the "Queen of Peace" on that day continues to bring messages for the entire world. Like Lourdes and Fatima before it, Medjugorje has become a holy pilgrimage site for Christian worshippers around the world. The Visions of the Children, Revised and Updated Edition features exclusive conversations with the six apparitioners who have been receiving, since June 1981, visions and messages of the Virgin Mary. After 25 years, three of the original visionaries continue to see the Blessed Mother daily. This revised and updated edition includes: -new information on the six visionaries who first saw Mary at Medjugorje -Messages from the Virgin Mary through June 2006 -extraordinary secrets about the final chapter in the history of the world -A new, updated list of Marian Centers worldwide. This is a must have volume for anyone interested in the Blessed Virgin Mary, Marian apparitions, or Mejugorgje.

Die schrecklichsten Mütter der Welt

Author: Sabine Ludwig
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 3862724700
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Tanten-Alarm! Das Rätsel um die verschwundenen Mütter Ganz eindeutig: Emily, Bruno und Sofia haben die schrecklichsten Mütter der Welt. Emily muss ihrer chaotischen Mama ständig aus der Patsche helfen, Bruno soll gegen seinen Willen Klavier spielen, und Sofia kann ihrer Mutter nie etwas recht machen. Nachdem sie auf an einem Wettbewerb teilgenommen haben, geschieht ein Wunder: Ihre Mütter verschwinden und es tauchen nette Tanten auf, die den Kindern jeden Wunsch von den Augen ablesen. Doch irgendetwas stimmt nicht mit den Ersatzmüttern ... Ein origineller, witziger und spannender Kinderkrimi - Kindern aus der Seele gesprochen!

Regretting Motherhood

Wenn Mütter bereuen
Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 364118701X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.

From the Heart

On Being the Mother of a Child with Special Needs
Author: Jayne D. B. Marsh,Carol Boggis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780933149793
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 149
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In eye-opening narrative based on their parent support group process, nine mothers explore the intense, sometimes painful, emotional terrain of raising a child with special needs. The children who have helped shape the women's lives have a variety of special needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD, and multiple disabilities. The successes, setback, struggles, and joys shared here cover important aspects of daily life: relationships with professional providers, family life, work, school issues, and feelings about the 'self' and closest friends and family members.

Working Mothers and the Welfare State

Religion and the Politics of Work-family Policies in Western Europe and the United States
Author: Kimberly J. Morgan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804754149
Category: Political Science
Page: 250
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This book explains why countries have adopted different policies for working parents through a comparative historical study of four nations: France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States.

Children of working mothers

Author: Allyson Sherman Grossman,United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Publisher: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 13
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Mothers and Their Children

A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing
Author: Jane Ribbens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446233078
Category: Child rearing
Page: 240
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This book presents a fresh approach to the analysis of childrearing a topic on which there is a surfeit of opinions and advice but little sociological research and analysis. By focusing on mothers' own understandings of their childrearing, the author reveals how differences in childrearing are rooted in fundamental ideas about the nature of social life and the place of the individual and the family within it. Jane Ribbens' challenging and accessible discussion covers the broad cultural concepts of family, individuality and the nature of childhood. She analyses the implications of mothers' ideas about these concepts for key childrearing preoccupations of time, discipline and the independence of children. An important theme that emerges is the diversity behind the image of the 'ordinary family'. Drawing on empirical evidence of mothers' concerns and understanding of childrearing, the author illustrates how issues of power and the public/private divide are negotiated in the daily lives of mothers and their children. Mothers and Their Children encompasses both vivid portraits of the lives and concerns of mothers, and an enlightening discussion of key sociological concepts and debates. It will be of central interest to students of sociology, family studies, women's studies, and developmental psychology, as well as to professionals directly involved in issues of childrearing and family life.

Migration, Familie und soziale Lage

Beiträge zu Bildung, Gender und Care
Author: Thomas Geisen,Tobias Studer,Erol Yildiz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531941275
Category: Social Science
Page: 331
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Das Thema „Migration und Familie" findet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Dies geschieht meist im Zusammenhang mit der Thematisierung von Problemen und Defiziten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Bildung und Erziehung, sowie in Bezug auf das Geschlechterverhältnis. In anderer Weise erfolgt diese Thematisierung im Care-Bereich: Während einerseits Familien bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Angehörigen zunehmend auf die Arbeit von Migrant/innen angewiesen sind, wird anderseits gerade diese Konstellation zur Belastungen für die Familien der Migrant/innen. Die Beiträge des Bandes greifen die Vielfalt und Widersprüchlichkeit familialer Praxen im Kontext von Migration auf und liefern differenzierte Analysen zu aktuellen Fragen von Bildung, Gender und Care.

Child Victims of Homicide

Author: Christine Alder,Ken Polk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002516
Category: Social Science
Page: 187
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This international 2001 study explores gender and familial patterns in cases of child homicide.

Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Children and Families Bill

Fourth Report of Session 2012-13, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215051097
Category: Political Science
Page: 206
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Additional written evidence is contained in Volume 2, available on the Committee website at

Motherhood in Bondage

Author: Margaret Sanger
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483156737
Category: Social Science
Page: 466
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Motherhood in Bondage is a collection of confessions from mothers in the bondage of enforced maternity sent to birth control activist, women's rights advocate, sex educator, and nurse Margaret Sanger. The compilation includes confessions from mothers of all walks of life - girl mothers, those in poverty, those unfit to become mothers because of different reasons, and working mothers. The book also includes the confessions of children of these mothers and grandmothers whose daughters have been bound with enforced maternity. The text is for mothers who are also burdened with enforced maternity, especially those who feel alone in their plight. The book is also recommended for mothers who would like to know more about the lives of other mothers who gave birth to many children, people who wish to educate mothers, and prospective mothers who would like to learn the dangers and the difficult life of enforced maternity.

A History of Child Welfare

Author: Eve P. Smith,Lisa A. Merkel-Holguín
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412816106
Category: Political Science
Page: 313
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As we approach the year 2000, infant mortality rates, child placement dilemmas, and appropriate socialization of children continue to challenge the field of child welfare. It is thus especially significant to reflect on the history of child welfare. The carefully selected topics explored in this volume underscore the importance of recovering past events and themes still relevant. It is the aim of this volume to illumine current issues by a review of past struggles and problems. A History of Child Welfare offers many examples of practices that have direct import for those who struggle to support children. Who is not bothered by what seem to be increasing acts of violence by children against children? The role of hidden cruelty to children in perpetuating violence is illuminated by studying the past. Historians and social researchers have gone far in examining the family, and by implication, their revelations greatly increase society's complex responses to children over time from early assumptions that children were little more than miniature adults to the discovery of childhood as a special developmental period. At the start of this century women still did not have universal suffrage and brutal child labor was not unusual. Harsh legal codes separating the races were widespread, and those bent on improving the lot of children knew that reform meant commitment to an uphill struggle. By the end of the century, much has changed: child labor, while still present, has been outlawed in most industries, women vote and hold many high offices; and de jure racial segregation is largely a memory. Yet the state of children remains precarious, with poverty a persistent theme throughout the century. The fifteen articles in this volume cover a wide range of social conditions, public policies, and approaches to problem solving. Though history does not repeat itself precisely, problems, controversies about solutions, and certain themes do. A History of Child Welfare takes up social and economic conditions that correlate with increasing rates of child abuse and neglect, and an increasing number of children in out-of-home care. This volume distinguishes approaches that have been useful from those that have failed. In this way, these serious reflections help build on past successes and avoid previous errors.