Parenting in Public: Family Shelter and Public Assistance by Donna Haig Friedman

Parenting in Public: Family Shelter and Public Assistance

byDonna Haig Friedman

Kobo ebook | April 6, 2012

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When parents must rely on public assistance and family shelters to provide for their children's most basic needs, they lose autonomy. Within a system of public assistance that already stigmatizes and isolates its beneficiaries, their family lives becom

Donna Haig Friedman is a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Social Policy within the McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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Title:Parenting in Public: Family Shelter and Public AssistanceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 6, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231528671

ISBN - 13:9780231528672

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Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Parenting and Public Assistance
2. Family Shelter Environments
3. Parental Rights and the Protection of Children
4. Shelter Rules
5. Individualized and Standardized Service
6. The Paradox of Self-Sufficiency: Building Community and Interdependence
7. Final Group Reflection
8. We Need a Revolution

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Parents that rely upon public assistance are forced to subject the inner workings of their families to the scrutiny and criticism of the public. This book examines the Massacusetts family shelter system to provide a better understanding of this delicate situation and the additional strain it places upon already-stressed families. This is a landmark book--it will help us to understand how children grow up (and parents do their family work) under the most difficult of circumstances. Here is human understanding rendered forthrightly, lucidly, compellingly.