Family Centres and Their International Role in Social Action: Social Work As Informal Education

Family Centres and Their International Role in Social Action: Social Work As Informal Education

by Chris Warren-Adamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754614247

ISBN-13: 9780754614241

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

In sixteen chapters, international contributors discuss their experiences in building and maintaining family support and developing family center practice. Such programs are an increasing part of legislative mandates as well as foundation-supported services offered by faith-based and state-funded agencies, mental health organizations, community centers, early…  See more details below

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In sixteen chapters, international contributors discuss their experiences in building and maintaining family support and developing family center practice. Such programs are an increasing part of legislative mandates as well as foundation-supported services offered by faith-based and state-funded agencies, mental health organizations, community centers, early childhood programs, and schools. The volume addresses concerns such as funding, program development and evaluation, and the development of practitioners with knowledge and skill in nontraditional approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754614241
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
List of Contributorsviii
Forewordxii
1Introduction: Family Centres, Integrating Practice, and Empowerment Journeys1
2The Family Centre and the Consolidation of Integrated Practice15
3What's Happening in France? The Settlement and Social Action Centre: Exchange as Empowerment29
4Education and Empowerment in Family Centres45
5Francophone Centres in Quebec, Canada--Two Case Studies56
6The Referral Only Centre--Managing Changing Attitudes to Parenting69
7The Office as Centre: A 'Patch' Approach, Supporting and Protecting in two Massachusetts Communities80
8Justice, Child Protection and Family Centres--Part 1 (Inside)92
9Justice, Child Protection and Family Centres--Part 2 (Outside)105
10Aotearoa/New Zealand--Family Centred Practice from a Mental Health Perspective127
11Aotearoa/New Zealand--Working Differently with Communities and Families146
12Contemporary Debates in Centre Practice in Youth Justice and Community Development163
13User Participation in Family Centres in Greece177
14Make Your Experience Count: Social Work as Informal Education189
15The Neighbourhood Centre as a Base for Social Action and Life-Long Learning201
16Conclusion--Lessons from Family Centres: the Authentic Site for Ecological Practice225

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