Failure to Protect?
A National DialogueStreaming Video - 2005
As headlines trumpet cases of children becoming "lost" - and in some cases, dying - while in the care of the state or when the state does not act promptly to take custody, child welfare policies have come under intense questioning. But the answers are not simple. This award-winning Fred Friendly Seminar is presented in collaboration with the Institute for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University. Moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry, the seminar confronts the complexities of child safety and welfare policies and their effect on American families. Panelists include Kathleen Blatz, chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court; Richard Gelles, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work; Sandra Jimenez, head of advocacy for New York City's Department of Homeless Services; Marcia Robinson Lowry, executive director of the advocacy group Children's Rights, Inc.; Cynthia McFadden, ABC News senior legal correspondent; Representative George Miller (D-CA), author of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980; and Northwestern University School of Law Professor Dorothy Roberts, author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©2003
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color, digital file + instructional materials (online)
Alternative Title: National dialogue