Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment : Fondamentals for Thinking and Action
Référence bibliographique 
Prilleltensky, Isaac, Nelson, Geoffrey et Peirson, Leslea. 2001. Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment : Fondamentals for Thinking and Action. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Intentions : «The main purpose of this book is to identify and recommend policies and programs that are successful in promoting family wellness and in preventing child maltreatment. To achieve this goal, the team investigated four key areas related to wellness and maltreatment: context and etiology, vision and values, interventions (policies and programs), and implementation and diffusion.» (p.16)
Échantillon/Matériau : Revue de la littérature 62 entrevues et groupes de discussion à travers le Canada, avec des bénéficiaires, des intervenants et des dirigeants du domaine des services sociaux, incluant des acteurs des CLSC et de la DPJ au Québec.
Instruments : Grille d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique Analyse de contenu
«Our main challenge is to contribute to the well-being of children and families by synthesizing what we know about wellness and maltreatment, and translating this knowledge into morally sound, technically effective, and enduring social interventions. [...] There are three components to the conceptual framework that guides the material presented throughout this book: (1) an ecological perspective on wellness and maltreatment, (2) the promotion-prevention-protection continuum, and (3) the notion of partnership.» (p.7) «Chapter 2 examines the factors that contribute to wellness, resilience and risk, and maltreatment.» (p.20) «A content analysis of our data reveals the presence of seven main values that can be classified into three categories: (1) values for personal wellness (self-determination, education and personal development, caring and protection of health), (2) values for collective wellness (social justice, support for strong community structures), and (3) values for relational wellness (collaboration and respect for the community, respect for human diversity). [...] In Chapter 3 we elaborate on the needs that are addressed by each value.» (pp.22-23) «[...] [W]e will explore in Chapter 4 relevant policies in Canada, and other industrialized countries, with a view toward documenting their contribution to promotion and prevention.» (p.24) The authors finally examine family wellness promotion and child maltreatment prevention in Aboriginal communities in Canada.