Law enforcement personnel can be very helpful in this stage of prosecution, however, because they may have had contact with the child
or the perpetrator and heard them discuss illnesses or behavior.
Morgan Wise may have been shafted by the system, but it's difficult to view him with unalloyed sympathy when one learns that, after losing his claim for relief from child
support payments, he took his battle public--with the inevitable result that the rumors reached the boys' school, and he ended up telling them he wasn't their real father.
Guilmartin discussed four informal categories of children's learning styles: the observer child
, the doer child
, the listener and the talker.
Other firms publish books and magazines that specifically target the child
who is adopted or about to become the sibling of one who is, and some bookstores, such as Alphabet Soup Books in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, specialize in adoption literature.
Some studies suggest that fathers who pay child
support will be more likely to visit, whereas others suggest that more visits lead to greater compliance in paying child
support (Furstenberg, Nord, Peterson, & Zill, 1983; Seltzer, Schaeffer, & Charng, 1989; Teachman, 1991).
He added, "There are children who are dumped into classrooms in the name of inclusion, when in fact nothing is in place to make that an inclusive classroom except that they put a child
with significant disabilities in it.
In the past, the system has failed to protect children in its care,'' said Andrew Bridge, managing director of child
welfare reform programs at the private Broad Foundation.
In their words, "Transactions between the child
and his caretaking environment serve to break or maintain the linkage between earlier trauma and later disorder and must, according to this view, be taken into account if successful predictions [about child
development] are to be made.
Although the laws governing custody vary from state to state, two universal principles govern: that the court should consider the "best interests" of the child
when determining custody and that there is a strong preference for placing the child
with a natural parent as opposed to a third party.
Guy Thijs, head of the ILO's child
-labor program, said that two things must happen to end child
Play and its role in the mental development of the child
A lack of transportation, lack of child
care, and work schedules may prevent parents from being involved in groups; therefore, the counselor should not assume that not participating in an offered group indicates that the parent "just doesn't care" about the child