March 8, 2012

“It takes a village to raise a child” – OK, but where’s the village?

… calls are made for village, or community to look after all kinds of vulnerable people. Unfortunately little is said about the kind of village that could do this and do it well
September 3, 2008

The vulnerable child – some connections

Richard Weissbourd suggests academic and policy attention is focused on violence, welfare and the underclass, while more subtle deprivations, such as a lack of connectedness and belonging in local community may be every bit as much at the root cause of children’s troubles. What do you think?
September 3, 2008

A vulnerable child

In all of human history, it has only been very recently that the nuclear family has had sole responsibility for its children. Does it still take a village to raise a child? There is strong evidence that it does.