One of the most prevalent myths surrounding poor communities the world over, when viewed from the outside, is that parents do not care as much about their children as parents do in middle- and upper-class communities. Reporting of crime, especially violent crime, higher levels of reported abuse, general issues of poverty and lower standards of […]
Joyce Crosscombe was raised central Pennsylvania. While attending Eastern College she began urban work that led her to teaching at Christian schools and directing children's ministries at Bethel Temple in North Philadelphia. She has written on parenting children who are not yours by birth, and is actively involved in mentoring young mothers and in helping relocaters adapt to the urban environment. Joyce is currently employed with The City School, is married to Coz, and has 4 children, Saiyeh, Melanie, Emma and Tony.