Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System [NOOK Book]

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In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held accountable to the state affects a family.

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Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

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Overview

In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held accountable to the state affects a family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136075544
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Gender
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer A. Reich is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Child protection : a historical perspective 27
Ch. 3 The hated do-gooders : social work in context 55
Ch. 4 Expected parental behavior : theorizing subordination and deference in the investigation 73
Ch. 5 Reforming parents, reunifying families 113
Ch. 6 Court-ordered empowerment and the reformation of mothers in CPS 157
Ch. 7 Biology and conformity : expectations of fathers in reunification 187
Ch. 8 Beyond reunification : when families cannot be fixed 219
Ch. 9 Conclusion 255
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