Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment

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Jossey-Bass, Aug 17, 1999 - Education - 224 pages
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"Garbarino makes us believe that we can have control over our environments and the kind of society we want for our children. . . . He gives all of us valuable tools for helping kids negotiate through an increasingly complex, high-risk world."

--Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator, Illinois

"I am struck by how readily we ignore the very real toxicity of our children's social environment. I am grateful to Jim Garbarino for this A to Z list of ways we can respond more positively."

--Anne Cohn Donnelly, executive director, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

"Garbarino is one of our nation's major social critics. This insightful analysis is a must-read for parents, early childhood advocates, and policy makers."

--Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Childhood has become a minefield of risks--dangerous to the health and well being of children and adolescents. School violence, drugs, AIDS, poverty, uncaring communities, abusive families, and custody battles are just some of the dangers that children face daily. In this timely book, renowned child development expert James Garbarino explains how we can make choices and decisions that strengthen children and strike a blow against the social toxicity that surrounds us.

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Contents

What Childhood Ought to Be
1
Drawing Our Childrens Social Maps
23
Making Families Strong
41
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

JAMES GARBARINO is a father and stepfather of teenage children and is codirector of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development at Cornell University. He is also the author of seventeen books, including Children in Danger and What Children Can Tell Us.

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