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“Special Needs” Adoption: What Does It Mean? By Child Welfare Information Gateway
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What exactly does the term “special needs” mean in foster care and adoption? This factsheet presents some common questions about adopting a child or youth with special needs and provides... More > resources that will give you detailed answers. A free electronic version of this document may be available online.< Less
EXPLORATION OF DECISION MAKING AMONG CHILD WELFARE SOCIAL WORKERS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA By Dr. Anne M. Clayton
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A Doctoral dissertation studying the lived experience of decision making by child welfare social workers in British Columbia, Canada. Through personal interviews with eight social workers currently... More > employed by the province of British Columbia, who each had more than ten years of experience, information was collected about decision making in both crisis and non-crisis situations. The participants revealed that, contrary to the literature, they used intuition based on their experience and expertise in the field of social work as a supplement to rational decision-making processes in both situations. This has implications for future research and for social work leadership. The field of social work has been moving towards decision aids and structured decision-making tools in an attempt to standardize social work decision- making. The role of intuition based on practice experience needs to be addressed by research on decision making and the practice of child welfare social work.< Less
Do No Further Harm: Becoming a White Ally in Child Welfare Work with Aboriginal Children, Families, and Communities By Grace H. Atkinson
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A thesis for the degree of Master of Social Work. The purpose of this study is to support White social workers who wish to become allies in their child welfare work with Aboriginal children,... More > families, and communities. It is based on the premise that it is crucial for Aboriginal children to remain connected with their families, communities, and cultures. To this end White social workers need to consider practicing in a different way. Using the stories of five White social workers on their journey to become allies, this thesis identifies a process which can support other would-be White allies on their journey. An autoethnographical method informed by Critical Race Theory and White Racial and Social Development Models was used to create a thematic analysis of the journals of participating social workers. Five main themes emerged that contribute to a process others can use to guide their own journeys to becoming White allies in their practice< Less
Memoirs of a Child Evacuee By Strad Ford
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The war years were not kind years; it was not only adults who paid the price of freedom. Children were scarred in many ways and carried these wounds into later life. Families broken, disparate... More > children thrown together, friendships formed then ended without warning; adults who cared, others who didn't; this was the reality of the late 30's and early 40's. Thankfully there were also many wonderful experiences; many of which, regrettably, are unavailable to the young of today. The sights, the sounds, the tastes and the smells of World War II as experienced through the senses of a child. These are the memoirs of a common man, giving a rare, social view of a time that should never be forgotten< Less
Memoirs of a Child Evacuee By Strad Ford
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The war years were not kind years; it was not only adults who paid the price of freedom. Children were scarred in many ways and carried these wounds into later life. Families broken, disparate... More > children thrown together, friendships formed then ended without warning; adults who cared, others who didn't; this was the reality of the late 30's and early 40's. Thankfully there were also many wonderful experiences; many of which, regrettably, are unavailable to the young of today. The sights, the sounds, the tastes and the smells of World War II as experienced through the senses of a child. These are the memoirs of a common man, giving a rare, social view of a time that should never be forgotten< Less
Memoirs of a Child Evacuee By Strad Ford
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The war years were not kind years; it was not only adults who paid the price of freedom. Children were scarred in many ways and carried these wounds into later life. Families broken, disparate... More > children thrown together, friendships formed then ended without warning; adults who cared, others who didn't; this was the reality of the late 30's and early 40's. Thankfully there were also many wonderful experiences; many of which, regrettably, are unavailable to the young of today. The sights, the sounds, the tastes and the smells of World War II as experienced through the senses of a child. These are the memoirs of a common man, giving a rare, social view of a time that should never be forgotten< Less
Memoirs of a Child Evacuee By Strad Ford
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The war years were not kind years; it was not only adults who paid the price of freedom. Children were scarred in many ways and carried these wounds into later life. Families broken, disparate... More > children thrown together, friendships formed then ended without warning; adults who cared, others who didn't; this was the reality of the late 30's and early 40's. Thankfully there were also many wonderful experiences; many of which, regrettably, are unavailable to the young of today. The sights, the sounds, the tastes and the smells of World War II as experienced through the senses of a child. These are the memoirs of a common man, giving a rare, social view of a time that should never be forgotten< Less
The NEATS: A Child & Family Assessment By Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D., LICSW
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The NEATS is a child and family assessment that focuses on five areas that research has established as fundamental to child development and development over the life course. These areas are... More > neurobiology, executive function, attachment, trauma, and self regulation. The title NEATS draws from the first letter of each of the five areas. The goal of a NEATS assessment is the development of case plans characterized by interventions that build on client strengths. To do so, practitioners identify risks and adversities as well as resources, competencies, strengths, and resilience processes in the multiple ecologies in which children and their families live their lives. The result is a case plan that uses resources to help manage risk and adversities and thus to promote optimal child and family functioning.< Less
The NEATS: A Child & Family Assessment By Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D., LICSW
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The NEATS is a child and family assessment that focuses on five areas that research has established as fundamental to child development and development over the life course. These areas are... More > neurobiology, executive function, attachment, trauma, and self regulation. The title NEATS draws from the first letter of each of the five areas. The goal of a NEATS assessment is the development of case plans characterized by interventions that build on client strengths. To do so, practitioners identify risks and adversities as well as resources, competencies, strengths, and resilience processes in the multiple ecologies in which children and their families live their lives. The result is a case plan that uses resources to help manage risk and adversities and thus to promote optimal child and family functioning.< Less
And A Little Child Shall Lead Them By Paul Mirkarimi
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