Strengths-Based Child Protection: Firm, Fair, and Friendly

By Carolyn Oliver
Foreword by Andrew Turnell

© 2017

Strengths-based, solution-focused practice is one of the most exciting areas of contemporary child protection work. The demand for this protection practice has increased faster than the availability of training resources to help students and practitioners, until now.

Strengths-Based Child Protection is the first textbook solely dedicated to furthering strengths-based practices in a child protection setting. Carolyn Oliver provides an original, accessible, and practical research-based model that focuses on the key to success in this field: the worker-client relationship. Oliver’s long and varied front line experience in child welfare and research based on surveys and interviews with 225 child protection workers provides grounding in the realities of child protection work. Strengths-Based Child Protection contains a rich combination of case studies, reflective questions, and exercises that enable students and practitioners to conceptualize and master implementing strengths-based practices with children.

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Strengths-Based Child Protection is the first textbook solely dedicated to furthering strengths-based practices in a child protection setting. Carolyn Oliver provides an original, accessible, and practical research-based model that focuses on the key to success in this field: the worker-client relationship.

Strengths-Based Child Protection: Firm, Fair, and Friendly

By Carolyn Oliver
Foreword by Andrew Turnell

© 2017

Strengths-based, solution-focused practice is one of the most exciting areas of contemporary child protection work. The demand for this protection practice has increased faster than the availability of training resources to help students and practitioners, until now.

Strengths-Based Child Protection is the first textbook solely dedicated to furthering strengths-based practices in a child protection setting. Carolyn Oliver provides an original, accessible, and practical research-based model that focuses on the key to success in this field: the worker-client relationship. Oliver’s long and varied front line experience in child welfare and research based on surveys and interviews with 225 child protection workers provides grounding in the realities of child protection work. Strengths-Based Child Protection contains a rich combination of case studies, reflective questions, and exercises that enable students and practitioners to conceptualize and master implementing strengths-based practices with children.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Carolyn Oliver’s Strengths-Based Child Protection provides one of the most in-depth discussions and analyses of child protection work. The author successfully engages her readers by providing thought-provoking exercises and case studies, which can be used individually by workers, in practitioner meetings, and in course work."


    Marion Bogo, Professor, University of Toronto

    "Carolyn Oliver has crafted a very accessible, well-written, and valuable resource for child protection practitioners."


    John Carpenter, Professor of Social Work & Applied Social Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Author Information

    Carolyn Oliver is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia as well as the Strategic Policy Advisor for Canada’s largest urban Aboriginal child protection agency.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Section 1 Setting the Scene

    Chapter 1 Child Protection Practice

    Chapter 2. Strengths-Based Practice

    Chapter 3. Strengths-Based Child Protection Practice

    Chapter 4. Hearing from the Frontlines

    Section 1 Summary

    Section 2 Choosing Not to Use Strengths-Based Practice

    Chapter 5. The Question of Applicability

    Chapter 6. Relating Therapeutically

    Chapter 7. Supporting Client Self-Determination

    Chapter 8. Connecting to Internal and External Resources

    Chapter 9. Pursuing a Balanced Understanding

    Section 2 Summary: Choosing Not to Use Strengths-Based Practice

    Section 3 Firm, Fair and Friendly Practice

    Chapter 10. Inviting Maximum Collaboration and Using Strengths

    Chapter 11. Using Authority Purposefully

    Chapter 12. Being Transparent

    Chapter 13. Attending to the Interaction

    Chapter 14. Judging Impartially

    Chapter 15. Seeing Clients as Human

    Section 3 Summary

    Section 4 Becoming a Strengths-Based Child Protection Practitioner

    Chapter 16. Identifying as a Strengths-Based Child Protection Practitioner

    Chapter 17. Educating the Strengths-Based Child Protection Practitioner

    Chapter 18. Supporting the Strengths-Based Child Protection Practitioner

    Section 4 Summary: Looking Back, Out and Forward

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