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Social Policy Report, v9 n1-3 1995

These three newsletter issues present scholarly developmental research results pertaining to social and public policies that affect children. The first 1995 issue, "Escaping Poverty: The Promise of Higher Education" (Erika Kates), discusses results of a study that explored the ways in which institutions of higher education provide a supportive environment for students who are low-income single mothers. The discussion focuses on how colleges encourage access within the context of state public welfare policies and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) programs. This report contains 79 references. The second issue, "The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: Its Relevance for Social Scientists" (Susan P. Limber and Malfrid Grude Flekkoy), provides an in-depth introduction to the Convention and highlights its challenges to child development professionals. This report contains 33 references. The third issue, "Children Who Witness Domestic Violence: The Invisible Victims" (Joy D. Osofsky), focuses on the short- and long-term effects on children of homes characterized by domestic violence, whether or not the children themselves are targets of abuse. The report also examines the status of research on domestic violence exposure, and how communities can help these "invisible" victims of violence exposure. Contains 76 references. (HTH)

Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Development Specialists, Childrens Rights, Family Violence, Higher Education, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Support Groups, Young Children

SRCD Executive Office, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, 10th Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0406 (Single issues, $4 each; quantity discounts available; subscriptions to nonmembers of SRCD, $12.50).

Autor: Thomas, Nancy G., Ed.


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