Developing Mothering Narratives in Child Protection Practice
Référence bibliographique 
Davies, Linda, Krane, Julia, Collings, Sara et Wexler, Sharon A. 2007. «Developing Mothering Narratives in Child Protection Practice ». Journal of Social Work Practice, vol. 21, no 1, p. 23-34.
Intentions : «[...] [T]his paper is about understanding the experiences of women as mothers in the context of front-line child protection intervention.» (p.23) «We argue that mothering is a complex and emotionally challenging relationship and social workers require both theoretical and reflexive knowledge to engage with mothers in the development of maternal narratives.» (p.25)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
«This paper develops the concept of a ‘mothering narrative’ as a means of better supporting mothers involved with child protection. Our paper begins with a brief review of the well established dilemmas facing social work practitioners in the arena of child protection. We then turn our attention to feminist psychoanalytic understandings of maternal subjectivity and ambivalence in order to establish the complexities of mothering in the context of multiple oppressions. Against this backdrop, we introduce the need to hear a woman’s subjective account of her mothering that we refer to as a mothering narrative and illustrate this approach in relation to a case scenario. The obstacles inherent in engaging in mothering narratives in a statutory practice are also addressed.» (p.23)