- “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert D. Putnam, published by Simon & Schuster, 2015, 400 pages. This book examins the growing “opportunity gap” preventing today’s American youth from manifesting the upward mobility of prior generations.
- “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” by Robert D. Putnam, published by Torchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, 2000, 544 pages. Putnam’s data and analysis explore how American social structures have disintegrated and offers solutions to fix this situation.
- “The New Miracle Workers: Overcoming Contemporary Challenges in Child Welfare Work,” by Kathryn Brohl, published by Child & Family Press, 2004, 177 pages. A licensed marriage and family therapist offers insight into the social services needs of children.
- “CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare,” published by the Child Welfare League of America, 2013, 132 pages. This is the foundation of the Child Welfare League of Amercia’s programming, which works to ensure all children will grow up in safety, surrounded by love, and connected to their cultures, ethnicities and languages.
About Christine James-Brown:
Christine James-Brown is president and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America, the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Previously, James-Brown served as president and CEO of United Way International as well as chair of United Way of America’s National Professional Council and as a member of the boards of the School District of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia, the Samuel S. Fels Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank Public/Private Ventures and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission. James-Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Rutgers University and an honorary doctorate from Drexel University.