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001    ocn828333788 
003    OCoLC 
005    20150327081858.0 
008    130221s2013    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010      2013001124 
015    GBB335628|2bnb 
016 7  016315534|2Uk 
019    819136167|a839313392|a847200826 
020    0195099885 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
020    9780195099881 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
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049    RIDM 
050 00 HV743.N48|bT63 2013 
082 00 362.709747/1|223 
090    HV743.N48|bT63 2013 
100 1  Tobis, David,|d1944- 
245 10 From pariahs to partners :|bhow parents and their allies 
       changed New York City's child welfare system /|cDavid 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2013] 
300    xxxv, 250 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-239) and 
505 0  The New York system -- Parents change -- Tilling the soil 
       : the groundwork for parent activism -- Parents find their
       voice -- Other New York City parent organizations -- 
       Parent participation across the country -- What improved, 
       what hasn't and what's beginning to slip -- Conclusions. 
520    "At the end of the 20th century, New York City had one of 
       the worst child welfare systems in the United States: 50,
       000 children were in foster care; they and their families 
       were often neglected or abused by the system; parents had 
       no voice; and the services designed to protect children 
       were more often harming, rather than helping, them. From 
       Pariahs to Partners tells for the first time the inspiring
       story of the parents and their allies--child welfare 
       commissioners, social workers, lawyers, and foundation 
       officers--who joined together to change the system. David 
       Tobis situates this remarkable success within the larger 
       history of child services in the U.S., a roller coaster of
       alternating crisis and reform that failed to produce 
       lasting change. But the major focus of the book is on 
       individual parents-most of them women, many of them black 
       or Latina, and all of them poor-who came back from the 
       "other side" of domestic violence, drug addiction, 
       homelessness, and poverty to fight for their rights and 
       their children. Many of these parents recognized their own
       role in the wrenching experience of losing custody of 
       their children. They entered drug treatment programs, 
       underwent intensive counseling, left abusive relationships,
       got jobs, filed lawsuits, and were reunited with their 
       sons and daughters. Some took the next step and trained to
       become parent organizers. Tobis shows how their efforts 
       increased benefits for families and reduced the number of 
       children in foster care in New York City to 15,000 in 
       2011. David Tobis was a central figure in the child 
       welfare reform movement, and From Pariahs to Partners 
       draws on his own personal experience, as well detailed 
       case examples from parent advocates, to tell a rare story 
       of the triumph of individual and collective activism over 
       bureaucratic inertia and ineptitude."--Publisher's 
650  0 Child welfare|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Foster home care|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Parent and child|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Children|zNew York (State)|zNew York|xSocial conditions. 
650  7 Child welfare.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00854709 
650  7 Children|xSocial conditions.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00855145 
650  7 Foster home care.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00933198 
650  7 Parent and child.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01053308 
651  7 New York (State)|zNew York.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204333 
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