Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: International Comparisons of Child Protection, Family Service, and Community Caring Systems

Edited by Nancy Freymond and Gary Cameron

© 2005

The need for services that respond to the ‘maltreatment’ of children and to the struggles of families is at the core of social service systems in all developed nations. While these child and family welfare systems confront similar problems and incorporate common elements, there are substantial differences in philosophy, organization, and operation across international settings and models.

In this new collection of essays, Nancy Freymond and Gary Cameron have brought together some of the finest international minds to provide an original and integrated discussion of child protection, family service, and community caring models of child and family welfare. The volume not only examines child protection and family service approaches within Western nations – including Canada, the United States, England, the Netherlands, France, and Sweden – it is also the first comparative study to give equal attention to Aboriginal community caring models in Canada and New Zealand.

The comparisons made by the essays in this volume allow for a consideration of constructive and feasible innovations in child and family welfare and contribute to an enriched debate around each system. This book will be of great benefit to the field for many years to come.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The comparisons made by the essays in this volume allow for a consideration of constructive and feasible innovations in child and family welfare and contribute to an enriched debate around each system. This book will be of great benefit to the field for many years to come.

Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: International Comparisons of Child Protection, Family Service, and Community Caring Systems

Edited by Nancy Freymond and Gary Cameron

© 2005

The need for services that respond to the ‘maltreatment’ of children and to the struggles of families is at the core of social service systems in all developed nations. While these child and family welfare systems confront similar problems and incorporate common elements, there are substantial differences in philosophy, organization, and operation across international settings and models.

In this new collection of essays, Nancy Freymond and Gary Cameron have brought together some of the finest international minds to provide an original and integrated discussion of child protection, family service, and community caring models of child and family welfare. The volume not only examines child protection and family service approaches within Western nations – including Canada, the United States, England, the Netherlands, France, and Sweden – it is also the first comparative study to give equal attention to Aboriginal community caring models in Canada and New Zealand.

The comparisons made by the essays in this volume allow for a consideration of constructive and feasible innovations in child and family welfare and contribute to an enriched debate around each system. This book will be of great benefit to the field for many years to come.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Nancy Freymond is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.



    Gary Cameron is a professor emeritus in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Table of contents

    PART ONE: OVERVIEW

    1. Understanding International Comparisons of Child Protection, Family Service, and Community Caring Systems of Child and Family Welfare
      GARY CAMERON and NANCY FREYMOND
    2. Learning from Difference: Comparing Child Welfare Systems
      RACHAEL HETHERINGTON

    PART TWO: CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEMS

    1. Promoting Change from ‘Child Protection’ to ‘Child and Family Welfare’: The Problems of the English System
      RACHAEL HETHERINGTON and TRACEY NURSE
    2. Forming and Sustaining Partnerships in Child and Family Welfare: The American Experience
      PATRICIA SCHENE
    3. Problems and Potential of Canadian Child Welfare
      KAREN SWIFT and MARILYN CALLAHAN

    PART THREE: FAMILY SERVICE SYSTEMS

    1. The Plight of Paternalism in French Child Welfare and Protective Policies and Practices
      ALAIN GREVOT
    2. Child and Family Welfare in Sweden
      GUNVOR ANDERSSON
    3. When One Door Shuts, Another Opens: Turning Disadvantages into Opportunities in Child and Family Welfare in the Netherlands
      A.W.M. VELDKAMP

    PART FOUR: COMMUNITY CARING SYSTEMS

    1. From Child Welfare to Child, Family, and Community Welfare: The Agenda of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples
      DEENA MANDELL, CINDY BLACKSTOCK, JOYCE CLOUSTON CARLSON, and MARSHALL FINE
    2. Maori Perspectives on Collaboration and Colonization in Contemporary Aotearoa / New Zealand Child and Family Welfare Policies and Practices
      CATHERINE LOVE
    3. First Nations Child and Family Services and Indigenous Knowledge as a Framework for Research, Policy, and Practice
      MARLYN BENNETT and CINDY BLACKSTOCK

    PART FIVE: CONCLUSION

    1. Learning from International Comparisons of Child Protection, Family Service, and Community Caring Systems of Child and Family Welfare
      NANCY FREYMOND and GARY CAMERON

    Appendix A: Partners in Child Protection and Well-Being

    Appendix B: Guiding Principles for Building Partnerships

    Appendix C: Timeline of the Evolution of the French Child Protection System

    Glossary

    References

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