The Resource Today's children : creating a future for a generation in crisis, David A. Hamburg

Today's children : creating a future for a generation in crisis, David A. Hamburg

Label
Today's children : creating a future for a generation in crisis
Title
Today's children
Title remainder
creating a future for a generation in crisis
Statement of responsibility
David A. Hamburg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our children are a nation at risk. Poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, poor health, illiteracy, racial prejudice, and the eruption of unprecedented levels of violence both in the inner cities and across the country give us ample reason to worry about the present state of our nation and society. Yet while today's problems carry severe consequences for ourselves, they are immeasurably graver for today's children. Though the risks to young Americans may never have been so great as they are today, at no other time in our history have we possessed so many of the tools essential for understanding what must be done and how to effect change. In Today's Children, David Hamburg, M.D., president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a nationally recognized authority on child development, provides a comprehensive overview of the crises our infants and adolescents face, and the decisions we must make to protect them. Today's Children is not a reactive prescription for treating only the symptoms of the failure to provide adequately for all our nation's young people. Instead, Dr. Hamburg isolates the causes, and looks at what is being done nationally to remedy our approach to child development. Beginning with an overview of the biological, social, and psychological heritage we all share as human beings, Dr. Hamburg explores the historical role of the family in child-raising. He analyzes how changes in the family structure and in social norms, including rising divorce rates, two-career families, teenage pregnancy, loneliness, dislocation, illiteracy, violence, and poor nutrition have resulted in what he calls an inadvertent tidal wave of child neglect. Dr. Hamburg's book surveys important recent research in child development, focusing on early childhood and early adolescence, the two most critical periods during which appropriate intervention can make a permanent difference in children's lives. It also looks closely at innovative programs which point in the most promising directions for improving young lives. Today's Children is, in the words of Jonas Salk, "a timely prophecy and a timely prescription that can start the healing process." Policymakers, social scientists, educators, and parents will find in Dr. Hamburg a wise and experienced spokesman for our children
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamburg, David A.
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.H318 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Children
  • Child development
  • Child rearing
  • Famille
  • Enfants
  • Enfants
  • Éducation des enfants
  • Child development
  • Child rearing
  • Children
  • Families
  • Erziehung
  • Kind
  • Eltern
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Today's children : creating a future for a generation in crisis, David A. Hamburg
Link
https://archive.org/details/todayschildrencr00hamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in crisis, children in jeopardy -- Infants and children at risk : society's toll -- Stopping the damage before it starts : better prenatal care -- Health from the start : preventive health care in the first few years -- The family crucible : opportunities for and obstacles to healthy child development -- Who's minding the children? Confronting the child-care crisis -- Protecting our children in their first few years -- Saving lives in the early years : putting knowledge to widespread use -- The transition to elementary school and development in middle childhood -- The nature and scope of adolescent problems -- Education in early adolescence : turning points -- Science and health in adolescent education -- Teaching life skills and fostering social support -- Preventing substance abuse in early adolescence -- Educating the disadvantaged -- Overview : the road we have traveled and the road ahead
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780812919141
Lccn
91050188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23767168
  • (OCoLC)ocm23767168
Label
Today's children : creating a future for a generation in crisis, David A. Hamburg
Link
https://archive.org/details/todayschildrencr00hamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in crisis, children in jeopardy -- Infants and children at risk : society's toll -- Stopping the damage before it starts : better prenatal care -- Health from the start : preventive health care in the first few years -- The family crucible : opportunities for and obstacles to healthy child development -- Who's minding the children? Confronting the child-care crisis -- Protecting our children in their first few years -- Saving lives in the early years : putting knowledge to widespread use -- The transition to elementary school and development in middle childhood -- The nature and scope of adolescent problems -- Education in early adolescence : turning points -- Science and health in adolescent education -- Teaching life skills and fostering social support -- Preventing substance abuse in early adolescence -- Educating the disadvantaged -- Overview : the road we have traveled and the road ahead
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780812919141
Lccn
91050188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23767168
  • (OCoLC)ocm23767168

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