Children and Violence: Report of the Commission on Children and Violence Convened by the Gulbenkian Foundation
The Commission on Children and Violence was convened to review what is known about why children become violent and the extent of violence involving children, and to make detailed recommendations for violence prevention. This is the report of that Commission.
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...