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The Resource Behind from the start : how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children, Lenette Azzi-Lessing

Behind from the start : how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children, Lenette Azzi-Lessing

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Behind from the start : how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children
Title
Behind from the start
Title remainder
how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children
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Lenette Azzi-Lessing
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " Today there are nearly six million children under the age of five living in poverty in the world's richest country. Blanket statements are often tossed around in the political arena, public debate sphere, and progressive rhetoric. But the statistic remains intangible for many Americans, likely because the root causes, effects, and implications are multifaceted and complex, and are often hard to understand for the average American living a much different reality. What is needed is a clear and thorough discussion of this epidemic, and Behind from the Start answers that call. Author Lenette Azzi-Lessing examines what lies behind the stubbornly high rate of poverty among young children in the U.S. and the resulting consequences, both for the children themselves and for America as a whole. Behind from the Start examines the link between America's shaming, blaming, and marginalizing of poor parents, and our punitive welfare policies that jeopardize the life chances of vulnerable young children, thereby maintaining the cycle of chronic poverty. Research has shown that the experience of poverty in the first years of life is particularly harmful, blunting physical and brain development, increasing the risk for chronic health issues and injury, and limiting a person's lifelong capacity for learning and success. In debunking the myths that help perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the world's richest country, Lenette Azzi-Lessing reveals how negative public and political discourse regarding poor families impacts the poorly conceived and fragmented programs intended to support them, which have in turn failed to meet their aims. She considers the cultural and political forces that contribute to intergenerational poverty in the U.S., the consequences for the millions of young children in families stuck at the bottom of our economy, and the beneficial impacts that would be felt country-wide in fixing some of these persistent problems. Drawing upon knowledge from diverse fields, including neuroscience, media studies, and public policy, as well as the author's experiences on the front lines as a practicing social worker, Behind from the Start offers a fresh take on this shameful problem and its solutions. "--
  • "Behind from the Start examines what's behind the stubbornly high rate of poverty among young children in the U.S and its consequences. It explains the multiple ways in which early-life poverty robs millions of children of a promising future, and calls for dramatic changes in how we approach this problem"--
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Azzi-Lessing, Lenette
Dewey number
362.7/756900973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ792.U5
LC item number
A99 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Poor children
  • Children
  • Child welfare
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Poor children
  • United States
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Behind from the start : how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children, Lenette Azzi-Lessing
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Poor policies for poor families: a look at our current situation
  • From the war on poverty to the war on poor families: history and ideology
  • Poverty is poison: multiple assaults on young lives
  • It takes a firestorm: how the child welfare system perpetuates the cycle
  • The emperor's old clothes: the false promise of simple solutions
  • We're gonna need a bigger boat: stronger, better programs for breaking the cycle
  • From neurons to national policy: policy prescriptions for ending intergenerational poverty
Control code
947145272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190459031
Lccn
2016013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026721061
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947145272
Label
Behind from the start : how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable children, Lenette Azzi-Lessing
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
  • Poor policies for poor families: a look at our current situation
  • From the war on poverty to the war on poor families: history and ideology
  • Poverty is poison: multiple assaults on young lives
  • It takes a firestorm: how the child welfare system perpetuates the cycle
  • The emperor's old clothes: the false promise of simple solutions
  • We're gonna need a bigger boat: stronger, better programs for breaking the cycle
  • From neurons to national policy: policy prescriptions for ending intergenerational poverty
Control code
947145272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190459031
Lccn
2016013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026721061
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947145272

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