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Societies For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children

John E. B. Myers

in Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

The year 1875 gave birth to organized child protection. The previous year, Etta Wheeler, a religious missionary to the poor in New York City, discovered a little girl named Mary Ellen who was cruelly ... More


Child Protection From 1962 to the Present

John E. B. Myers

in Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter describes the formation of the modern child protection system. The most critical date in the process was 1962, when pediatrician Henry Kempe and his colleagues published their seminal ... More


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