Family & Childhood Studies
Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States
Distinguished historians and social scientists consider the under-representation, demonization, and inadequate care of vulnerable children in twentieth-century Canada and the United States.
This book explores the history of kindergartens and infant schools in three settler colonies, revealing how discourses and developments in the past have shaped early childhood education in the present.
Local Histories of the Battered Women’s Shelter Movement
The first history of the battered women’s shelter movement in Canada, this book traces the development of transition houses and services for abused women and the campaign that made wife battering a political issue.
Contributors contemplate the evolution of child protection policy and practice in BC, addressing political influences on structural arrangements, cultural traditions of First Nations clients, and establishing community control over services.
The authors show how an innovative program – an unexpected partnership between an Aboriginal tribal council and the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care – has strengthened community capacity to design and deliver culturally appropriate programs to support young children’s development.
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