Culture and Child Protection: Reflexive Responses
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Nov 25, 2005 - Social Science - 144 pages
Providing services that are culturally relevant is an ongoing challenge for practitioners, managers, and policy-makers within the social services. Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. In a context where children from ethnic minorities dominate the welfare statistics of the Western economies, the authors argue against a reliance on rigid approaches to working with particular ethnic groups. They propose effective alternative strategies that will assist social workers in responding appropriately to diverse cultural needs and circumstances. Implications of cultural difference are also considered with respect to class, socio-economic group, gender and age, reinforcing the need to recognise broader interpretations of difference within practice. This book is full of integrated examples and case studies and also discusses wider practice issues, such as working with offenders, the impact of funding restraints and the dynamic of reflexivity in practice and supervision. Culture and Child Protection is a key text that will help social workers and culture academics to understand the ways in which cultural thinking affects and shapes child protection practice.
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Page 16 - He divides the population into seven classes : " 1. The great, who live profusely. 2. The rich, who live very plentifully. 3. The middle sort who live well. 4. The working trades who labour hard, but feel no want. 5. The country people, farmers, &c., who fare indifferently. 6. The poor, that fare hard. 7. The miserable, that really pinch and suffer want.
Page 5 - Feelings tell us where we are and what is happening to us. They are also the traces of where we have been and of what has happened to us there. If we advance gropingly we do so with the aid of our feelings. Whether we are moving through the worlds of perception or through the infinitely rich symbolic worlds of meaning collectively created by ourselves...