• Dec 2007/Jan 2008
  • Vol. 8, No. 11

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History of the Children's Bureau

Child welfare professionals interested in the long history of service and dedication of the Children's Bureau can now download an audio file of "Justice, Not Pity: Julia Lathrop, First Chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau," by Dr. Cecelia Tichi, Chair of Modern Culture in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Dr. Tichi provides a thoughtful retrospective of Children's Bureau Chief Julia Lathrop and sheds light on the various child welfare challenges that led to the establishment of the Children's Bureau in the early part of the 20th century. The audio is available through the teleconference archive of the FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention website.


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