The Challenge of Child Welfare

The Challenge of Child Welfare

The Challenge of Child Welfare

The Challenge of Child Welfares

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Référence bibliographique [9556]

Levitt, Kenneth L. et Wharf, Brian. 1985. The Challenge of Child Welfare. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The first Canadian text on child welfare, this work examines a number of issues which represent the state of the art of child welfare in Canada. » (quatrième de couverture)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


« Several themes inform this book. A major one is the lack of standardization of child welfare policy and practice in Canada. Each of the ten provinces and two territories has its own acts, regulations, and policies. While there are certain common factors, there are no national standards and no accreditation mechanism. A second theme is the availability of social services. The current recession has witnessed the dismantling of some social service programmes and the questioning of the universality of others. A third theme concerns child welfare services to the native Indian community. [...] A fourth important theme concerns children in the care of child welfare agencies. To what extent are the range and quality of services adequate? How well do we measure the effect of these services? The final theme deals with prevention, early identification of families whose children may be at risk without certain services. What constitutes preventive intervention? How successful are preventive programmes? These and other ideas are discussed in subsequent chapters. » (p. xi-xii)

Textes faisant l’objet d’une fiche dans ce même ouvrage :
Hepworth, H. Philip, « Child Neglect and Abuse ».
Martin, Marjorie, « Poverty and Child Welfare ».