Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Congruence with the Everyday Lives of Children and Parents

Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Congruence with the Everyday Lives of Children and Parents

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Creating Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: Congruence with the Everyday Lives of Children and Parents by Gary Cameron

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442666276
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Gary Cameron is Lyle S. Hallman Chair of Child and Family Welfare and a professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Marshall Fine is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Sarah Maiter is an associate professor in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.

Karen Frensch is Research Project Manager with Partnerships for Children and Families Project in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Nancy Freymond is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
GARY CAMERON

Chapter 1: Fathers and Child Welfare
GARY CAMERON, NICK COADY, SANDY HOY

Chapter 2: Mothers and Child Welfare
GARY CAMERON, SANDY HOY

Chapter 3: Reviewing Child Protection Experiences Of Mothers And of Fathers
MARSHALL FINE

Chapter 4: Mothers of Children in Placement
NANCY FREYMOND

Chapter 5: Invisible Lives: Parents Receiving Child Protective Services
SARAH MAITER, SHEHENAZ MANJI, SALLY PALMER

Chapter 6: The Characteristics of Good Helping Relationships in Child Welfare
CATHERINE DE BOER, NICK COADY

Chapter 7: Matched Comparisons of Parent And Service Provider Perceptions
KAREN FRENSCH, GARY CAMERON

Chapter 8: Families and Family & Child Services
MARSHALL FINE, DEENA MANDELL

Chapter 9: Helping Relationships in Accessible and Central Service Delivery Settings
LIRONDEL HAZINEH, GARY CAMERON

Chapter 10: A Workplace Study of Four Southern-Ontario Children’s Aid Societies
DEENA MANDELL, CAROL STALKER, CHERYL HARVEY, PETER RINGROSE

Chapter 11: Child Protection Jobs in Accessible And Central Service Delivery Settings
GARY CAMERON

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