Project Proposal: The History and Evolution of One of Our Most Important Government Services
How Much Do We Care?
My main idea throughout this project will be focusing on child protection services and the evolution of child care throughout twentieth century America. I have begun gathering research by looking into the history of Child Protective Services (CPS) and seeing the three different eras that occurred as well as the progression of changes that have happened since the turn of the 20th century. I will use direct evidence from the American Bar and Child Welfare Government website. Not only will I look at this history of this process, I will include how poverty and income have played a role in the quality of children’s lives. Using studies from Princeton University among others, I will be able to truly understand the cause and effect relationship, if any, between income and a child’s well-being.
The future of the world is in our children’s hands, and therefore ensuring that they are safe and protected is of utmost importance.
But unfortunately, this issue did not come into review until about 150 years ago. So many examples of social injustice are prevalent here, and not just physical and sexual, but emotional abuse is one of the largest hindrances to a child’s development. Ultimately we are trying to get people to see that child abuse is not okay, under any circumstances. And how that goal will be achieved depends on the culture that it surrounds, whether through social media, public speaking, or government services being implemented like we have in many first world countries.
This is such a broad topic that it is hard to limit it down to one singular person or organization, for a hero can be as small or large as you choose to make it. In this case, anyone who makes the effort to improve the life of a child is a hero. On a larger scale, the Boy and Girls Club of America (BGCA) is a predominant organization regarding the development of children that contributes to children’s lives in more ways than one. Their main mission is to enable, especially those most in need, to reach their fullest potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. For even the smallest moment, word of advice, or meal, can truly make or break a child’s developmental process.
For my literary assignment, I will be reading the memoir the Glass Castle, by Jennette Walls.
I have always wanted to read this book and now am really excited that I’m being given the opportunity to delve deep into this novel to reveal the underlying meanings of self-responsibility, nonconformity, etc. Because not only has this book been praised for its main theme of childcare and how living in poverty can affect that, it discusses what growing up is like, how that shapes us as the people we are today, and how we mature is different for every person in the world.