Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Camille Miner

Children's rights and parents' rights in child welfare, education, and health: Tracking national trends

The U.S. is the only country in the world that has not signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. The position of children in this country is therefore ambiguous and contested. Examining news stories that pertain to children and families over the past five years, this study will determine whether there are trends towards privileging children’s rights or parents’ rights in the areas of health, education, or child welfare, and the ways in which those rights are expressed across states and contexts.


Message To Sponsor

Thank you so much for this opportunity and your generous donations! It is such a privilege to work alongside Dr. Jill Berrick and continue researching the nature of children's and parents' protected rights in the United States. This topic is particularly meaningful to me so thank you again for your support!
Major: Philosophy and Social Welfare
Mentor: Jill Berrick, School of Social Welfare
Sponsor: DeBenedetti Fund
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