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Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

So often, the ills of society are blamed on negligent parenting, leading to the development of social service policies built around the concept of early intervention. Interrogating this concept, this ... More


Save the Child and Save the Nation: The Rise of Social Feminism and Social Research

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the United States saw that its destiny was tied to its children. Children in early America were valued for their economic contributions to the family and nation. Boys were ... More


The politics of early intervention and evidence

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

in Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter takes a critical look at assumptions that ‘the wrong type of parenting’ has biological and cultural effects, stunting children's brain development and passing detrimental social values ... More


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