Latchkey Kids: Unlocking Doors for Children and Their Families
- Publish Date: 1998-10-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Suzanne Lamorey;Bryan E. Robinson;Bobbie H. Rowland;Mick Coleman
A timely look at the problem of unsupervised children and the risks and dangers that can occur is offered in the Second Edition. Thoroughly updated with new research, the authors put the latchkey phenomenon in perspective and attempt to dispel common misconceptions. They detail a variety of alternative care programs that have been successfully implemented in many communities in the United States, including after-school care, childminders, and after-school hotlines. Further they provide some strategies for businesses, government, schools, and libraries that are indirectly faced with significant care-giving responsibilities.