Davies, Linda, Fox, Karen, Krane, Julia et Shragge, Eric. 2002. «Community Child Welfare: Examples From Quebec». Dans Community Work Approaches to Child Welfare , sous la dir. de Brian Wharf, p. 63-81. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
Intentions : « Feminists have argued that the discourse of maternal sacrifice and the accompanying invisibility of the actual labour and resources necessary to accomplish mother work tend to reinforce a binary division between good and bad mothers in child welfare assessments (Carter, 1999; Davies and Krane, 1996; Krane, 1997; Krane and Davies, 2000; Swift, 1995). Distrust between social workers and their clients and alienation of mothers from the child welfare system often result. It is in this climate that the community sector of social work has become increasingly active. The chapter explores this trend through an examination of two organizations that aim to support mothers in community. » (p. 63-64)
Échantillon/Matériau : - Données documentaires diverses - Les auteurs utilisent le CLSC Côte-des-Neiges pour faire une étude de cas
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« Like child welfare clients, these mothers [those who benefited from support services dispensed to families] are disproportionately poor, young, immigrant, from visible minorities, and single. Under the rubric of supportive services to families, we suggest that the voluntary community sector is an important yet undervalued sector of child welfare activity. As backdrop for understanding the case studies, we describe the evolution of the community movement in Quebec from the 1960s to the present. We then present a more detailed description of the CLSCs – the networks of comprehensive health and social service organizations that exist across the province. Though CLSCs work in partnership with the Department of Youth Protection to pursue the welfare of children, mandated youth protection functions clearly rest with the latter state institution. Next, we offer a brief overview of the legislative context for child welfare practice in Quebec. Following our case studies, we discuss the implications for the development of a community-based orientation for child welfare. » (p. 64)