There’s No Place Like Home: The Child’s Right to Family

There’s No Place Like Home: The Child’s Right to Family

There’s No Place Like Home: The Child’s Right to Family

There’s No Place Like Home: The Child’s Right to Familys

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Référence bibliographique [2193]

Aunos, Marjorie et Feldman, Maurice A. 2008. «There’s No Place Like Home: The Child’s Right to Family». Dans Children’s Rights: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Participation and Protection , sous la dir. de Tom O’Neill et Zinga, Dawn, p. 137-162. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«Despite the potential conflict between the child’s right to protection and right to family, many youth protection acts maintain [...] that the break-up of the natural family is the last resort, and that reasonable efforts should be made to provide support to parents so that their children can remain with them in a secure and nurturing environment [...] In this chapter, [the authors] highlight the impediments to and supports for the child’s right to family, using parents with ID [intellectual disabilities] as the model.» (p.138)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

«In this chapter [the authors examine] the child’s right to be raised by his or her birth parents when there are concerns about the parent’s competence to care for and protect the child. Although protection of the child is paramount (articles 19 and 20), the Convention [of the Rights of the Child] clearly states that in order for the child to remain in the family and be safe, the parents have the right to be supported in their parenting role, as needed (article 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, and 27). [The authors note] how many of the child’s rights are placed at risk when parents lack capacity. However, [they] also indicat[e] how children’s rights can be violated when they are removed from the home without any attempts to provide adequate and appropriate family supports. In particular, children of parents with ID are at high risk for being removed, even where there is little evidence of child maltreatment. [...] Evidence-based interventions exist that demonstrate that parents with ID can learn to be better parents and that their children benefit from intervention, too. Many of these families do not have access to these services before the child is removed.» (p.154)