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Children at Risk: The Precarious State of Children's Well-Being in America Hardcover – October 31, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1412810760 ISBN-10: 1412810760

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412810760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412810760
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Janice Shaw Crouse's Children at Risk mobilizes a mass of research to show that public policy efforts to sustain families without fatherhood and marriage have failed, with children left as the victims. Highly readable and compelling, this book pays particular attention to children's need for a moral dimension in their lives. Children at Risk should be required reading for child development specialists, children's advocates, and policymakers at the state and federal levels."

Allan Carlson, The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society

"In Washington, D.C., Dr. Janice Crouse has long been considered an expert on family preservation. She knows the fierce challenges facing our children today  and what must be done to protect not only their present but to guide their future. From the need to defend and promote marriage to the mandate for a solid and well-grounded education, Dr. Crouse truly does know what is in the best interest of the child.' Moving children from a place where they are at risk to a place where they can thrive is not just a good idea it is THE mandate for the 21st century! "

–Janet Parshall, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host

"Janice Crouse has captured in a compelling way the urgent need in our culture to more effectively protect and nurture our children. Having spent the past twenty-five years counseling pregnant women who bear the wounds of a society often deaf to the dignity of human life, Ms. Course offers hope for parents seeking a safe haven for their children. Having 'broken through the glass ceiling' in the eighties and left Wall Street behind to raise a family and home school two children, I am reminded from a personal perspective that the message of Children at Risk could not be more timely or important."

–Mary Cunningham Agee, President and Founder, The Nurturing Network

"Everyone claims to care deeply about the well-being of children. But what would we, as a nation and as a society, do if we really cared? ...In Children at Risk, her passionate and scholarly new book, Janice Shaw Crouse does our nation's children a great service by grabbing the rest of us by the lapels and forcing us to confront those questions."

Robert P. George, Princeton University

"Children are the future.' I can't tell you how many times I've heard that statement. Yes, it is true but very few of us believe it enough to really get serious and be proactive with our time and money to make a real difference. Children at Risk accurately makes the case for getting involved. This book will cause you to see children in a different light . . . a great opportunity to act and save a kid; or if we do not act, we all will suffer, especially a very precious child..."

–Stuart W. Epperson, Christian Association of Youth Mentoring

"Dr. Crouse reveals numerous risks that children face, but unlike most researchers, believes that the solution comes from informed moms and dads--not the government."

Michael P. Farris, Chairman, Home School Legal Defense Association, and President, ParentalRights.org

“Crouse presents an argument that children are at risk in various areas due to what she views as a moral breakdown in society.” [She] compiles data from statistical sources and media outlets to make the argument that children's well-being is linked to changes in family composition…She perceives factors in family breakdown to be the decline of marriage, rising divorce rates, and the poverty of female-headed households, and she links these social trends to the erosion of the quality of community life for children. Recommended.”

–D.S. Pierson, Choice

About the Author

Janice Shaw Crouse is senior fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute at Concerned Women for America. She served as an official delegate to the United Nations both in 2002 and 2003, and was a presidential speech writer under the George W. Bush Administration. She writes a weekly column that is carried in the Washington Times, American Spectator, American Thinker, and Townhall. She is the author of Gaining Ground: A Profile of American Women in the Twentieth Century; A Woman’s Path to True Significance; and Children at Risk: The Precarious State of Children’s Well-Being in America.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Lewis on February 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
An interesting, thought provoking look at the lives of children today, and the risks that adults are willing to impose on children. Packed with information and research. Anyone who works with children should read this book, in order to understand the challenges facing our children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BuddyR on February 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've long been a fan of Dr. Janice Crouse. As one of the foremost experts in the war against child trafficking and exploitation, she's proven herself time and again as the go-to expert on this little known, but most troubling of pandemics. "Children at Risk" is a must read.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Not Dibs on February 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Her Own Words about the Uganda Bill to Imprison Homosexuals--Specifically commenting on President Obama's criticisim of the harshness of the bill: "His arrogance is breathtaking," Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and senior fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, told LifeSiteNews. The "president repeatedly insists that his personal values and beliefs are equated with the nation's values and beliefs. When he insists that those controversial ideas constitute a human right, the president is saying that the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant." He is also disregarding the views of most Africans, they say. An estimated 72 percent of all African nations have passed or are in the process of passing laws restricting public homosexual behavior. Crouse told LifeSiteNews President Obama's actions are a form of "cultural imperialism - exporting the sexual crusade of a very small minority of Americans with outsized influence," who have tried "to tear down the moral foundations of our nation as well as the rest of the world." "It is unseemly for an American president to dictate to other countries what their cultural, moral and religious traditions ought to be," Dr. Crouse told LifeSiteNews. "And it is hypocritical for him on the one hand to say America is unexceptional and bow to other national leaders and then on the other hand, seemingly from a position of moral superiority, tell other nations that their beliefs are inferior to his supposedly enlightened, exalted views." "The homosexual activists are not content with acceptance and respect as human beings," she said. "They, and now our president, are forcing the world to approve and mainstream their homosexuality."

She preaches hate and I hope you won't support this by buying this VERY overpriced book.
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