Strengths-Based Child Protection: Firm, Fair, and Friendly
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.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 264 pages
- Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.8in x 9.0in
"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
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
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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