An Essay on Child Protection, Hope, and Realism.

Yair Ronen, Moshe Klein

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The main thesis of this essay is that the decision whether to allow an at-risk child and his or her kin the benefit of the doubt when we evaluate their prospective functioning may be a covertly value-laden one, and that the decision makers may be wrongly portrayed as critically skeptical and realistic. The essay explores the implications of a willingness to entrust oneself, even momentarily, to the hopes of children at risk and their kin. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)96 - 109
JournalSocial Development Issues (Follmer Group)
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007


  • CHILD care
  • FAMILY services
  • CHILD welfare
  • CHILD services
  • SOCIAL conditions of children
  • DECISION making
  • children
  • faith
  • hope
  • realism


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