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Wasted : Plight of America's Unwanted Children - Patrick Thomas Murphy


Plight of America's Unwanted Children

Hardcover Published: 25th July 1997
ISBN: 9781566631631
Number Of Pages: 192

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The public guardian of Cook County, Illinois, charges that the child welfare bureaucracy, designed to help children, is instead helping to destroy them. Murphy explains the facts and failures of the child welfare system-and offers solutions-better than any expert I've ever read on the subject...A first-rate read-poignant and instructive. -Edward I. Koch

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A splendid book. -- Msgr. John Egan, DePaul University Honest and self-reflective...written with wit and great knowledge. -- Boris M. Astrachan, M.D., Chairman Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago Wasted is a first-rate read-poignant and instructive. -- Edward I. Koch, Former Mayor, New York City Insightful and passionate...a book about responsibility and of how shirking it leads to social catastrophe. -- Ellis Cose, Author of Color-Blind and The Rage of a Privileged Class A powerful indictment of the child welfare system...its message deserves a broad hearing among those who care about our society's children. -- Elizabeth Bartholet, "professor of law, Harvard Law School

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Forewordp. 13
A Third World Initiationp. 27
Learning the Systemp. 37
Preserving Families, Killing Childrenp. 58
The Underclassp. 85
The Confidentiality Gamep. 113
New Realitiesp. 129
Wrong Race, Wrong Placep. 147
Orphans in a Stormp. 162
Ideology and Realityp. 174
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9781566631631
ISBN-10: 1566631637
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 25th July 1997
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.37