Collaborate with Caution: Protecting Children, Helping Mothers

Collaborate with Caution: Protecting Children, Helping Mothers

Collaborate with Caution: Protecting Children, Helping Mothers

Collaborate with Caution: Protecting Children, Helping Motherss

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Référence bibliographique [3213]

Davies, Linda et Krane, Julia. 2006. «Collaborate with Caution: Protecting Children, Helping Mothers ». Critical Social Policy, vol. 26, no 2, p. 412-425.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Par la rédaction de cet article, les auteures visent à explorer, à partir de la littérature pertinente, les perceptions de mères évoluant à la fois dans un contexte de violence conjugale et de protection de l’enfance. Elles cherchent également à faire la démonstration du potentiel de ces mères à collaborer aux interventions qui sont destinées à leurs enfants et à elles-mêmes.

2. Méthode


Type de traitement des données :
Recension d’écrits

3. Résumé


« Recent recognition of the effects of domestic violence on children has given rise to calls for collaborative interventions between the arenas of child protection and domestic violence. Amidst this flurry of activity, little serious consideration has been given to the subjectivity of mothers who are simultaneously involved with child protection agencies and battered women’s shelters. Without explicit engagement of mothers as subjects in their own right, collaboration has the potential to exacerbate their already trying circumstances. Our paper reviews the child protection context in which women as mothers are simultaneously relegated to the periphery of concern and called upon to act as ’mother protectors’ in response to children at risk. We then explore mothering in the context of domestic violence and their relative invisibility in shelter settings. We conclude with a call to render women’s experiences of domestic violence and mothering both visible and supported in these collaborative efforts. » (p. 412)