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Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare – review of child protection data by Dorothy Roberts

Shattered Bonds

Shattered Bonds is a thoughtful essay in three parts regarding the gap between what we as a society think we mean by child “protection” and “welfare,” and what actually happens as a result of the Child Protective System and the Welfare System. While you might not agree with all of her conclusions, she cites a wealth of studies (many regarding children here in Illinois and in Chicago) showing serious breakdowns in the system. Roberts’ premise is basically this. First,... more