A growing debate among Child and Family Development professionals today is how much influence the federal government should have over (1) how American families are defined and (2) how much autonomy these families should have in raising their children. For this Forum, articulate and justify your opinion in this debate. Be sure to use examples to clarify your position. Be sure to properly cite whatever facts or research you are using to back up your opinions.
Remember, you MUST articulate and justify an opinion – you cannot say something like “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure.”
The purpose of this assignment is to make you aware of the larger governmental influences affecting the child and family development professions. (400 words)