CHST 3320 Children, Public Policies, Advocacy and Legislation in New York State

3 hours; 3 credits

In-depth analyses of reports of conditions of children and young people in different institutional contexts from education, health and mental health, to child welfare (from foster care to adoption and termination of parental rights) to children in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Emphasis on corresponding legislation and its implementation by public as well as by not-for-profit and private agencies in New York State and City. Focus on system integrative policies in existing fragmented sectors. Regular presentations, including reports from heads of state or city agencies. (This course is not open to students who took Children?s Study 2200 Special Topics: Children, Government and Public Policy in New York State, during fall 2009 or fall 2010.)

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of program director.


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