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Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare : Congruence with the Everyday Lives of Children and Parents / Karen Frensch, Sarah Maiter, Marshall Fine, Gary Cameron, Nancy Freymond.

Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 2 figures
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Child welfare -- Canada.
Child welfare -- United States.
Local subjects:
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Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The North American approach to child protection is broadly accepted, despite frequent criticisms of its core limitations: parental fear and resistance, the limited range of services and supports available to families, escalating costs, and high stress and turnover among service providers. Could these shortcomings be improved through organizational or system reform?Based on findings from a decade's worth of research, Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare provides original reflections on the everyday realities of families and front-line service providers involved with the system. It includes data from a variety of regions and situations, all linked together through a common investigatory framework. The contributors highlight areas of concern in current approaches to child and family welfare, but also propose new solutions that would make the system more welcoming and helpful both for families and for service providers.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Contributors
Introduction
1. Fathers and Child Welfare
2. Mothers and Child Welfare
3. Stand by Me, Engage Me: Reviewing Child Protection Experiences and Preferences of Mothers and of Fathers
4. Home Truths: What Mothers of Children in Placement Say about Their Lives
5. Invisible Lives: A Qualitative Study of 61 Parents Receiving Child Protective Services
6. "I Knew, Maybe, This One Is Real": A Study of Six Good Worker-Client Relationships in Child Welfare
7. Bridging or Maintaining Distance: A Matched Comparison of Parent and Service Provider Perceptions
8. See Us. Hear Us. Work with Us: Families and Family & Child Services
9. Parents' Views of Child Welfare Helping Relationships in Accessible and in Central Service Delivery Settings
10. When the Going Gets Tough: A Workplace Study of Four Southern Ontario Children's Aid Societies
11. Child Protection Jobs in Accessible and Central Service Delivery Settings
Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Questions and Suggestions
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Contributor:
Cameron, Gary.
Fine, Marshall.
Frensch, Karen.
Freymond, Nancy.
Maiter, Sarah.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442666269
OCLC:
1004879381
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442666269 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.