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.
Laws and definitions of sexual abuse may have changed since the 1980s, but this book demonstrates that interpretation of the law still depends on the social construction of children and on judges’ own understanding of what constitutes child sexual abuse.
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.
A Handbook for Health Professionals
This new edition provides up-to-date statistics and fresh analysis of changing trends in immigration, describes ethno-cultural community, discussing such issues as childbirth, mental illness, dental care, hospitalization, and death, as well as home country culture, common reasons for emigrating, and challenges in adjusting to a new culture.
Over the last twenty years, the feminist ethic of care has had a significant impact on the study of ethics and political philosophy. Hankivsky develops the concept of a publicly viable ethic of care, and applies it to several Canadian social policy issues.
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