The international community understands that training children to be rights respecting can create positive outcomes for children, families, schools, and societies. Here is my new book chapter on how to improve the lives of children and communities through teaching them about human rights.
Homeless children and youth often fall between the cracks, especially if they don’t live with parents who will care for them. Wayne State University Law School put together an extensive volume on the legal rights of homeless people. I was invited to write the chapter on homeless youth. I’ve attached the volume for your information. You will find my article starting on page 456.
Children are the most important thing we grow.
My students designed a Facebook page on Respecting Children’s Rights. Very cool – Check it out and Like Us!
Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/
First Focus http://firstfocus.org/
Child Rights Campaign http://www.childrightscampaign.org/
Child rights are seen to be the most fundamental of all human rights around the world. All of the United Nations members countries have signed and ratified the child rights treaty, the CRC, except for the USA. This is perplexing. Check out my Scholars Strategy Network article on it http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/where-does-america-stand-25th-anniversary-united-nations-convention-rights-child.