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Author Prilleltensky, Isaac, 1959-

Title Promoting family wellness and preventing child maltreatment : fundamentals for thinking and action / edited by Isaac Prilleltensky, Geoffrey Nelson, and Leslea Peirson
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2001


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Description xvi, 540 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Mapping the terrain: framework for promoting family wellness and preventing child maltreatment / Isaac Prilleltensky, Leslea Peirson and Geoffrey Nelson -- 2. Context contribution factors, and consequences / Leslea Peirson, Mari-Claire Laurendeau and Claire Chamberland -- 3. Vision and values for child and family wellness / Isaac Prilleltensky, et al -- 4. Social policies for promoting the well-being of Canadian children and families / Ray De V. Peters, et al -- 5. A review and analysis of programs to promote feamily wellness and prevent the maltreatment of preschool and elementary-school-aged children / Geoffrey Nelson, et al -- 6. Programming for distressed and disadvantaged adolescents / Gary Cameron, et al -- 7. Program implementation and diffusion / Gary Cameron, et al -- 8. A circle of healing: family wellness in Aboriginal communities / Ed Connors and Frank Maidman -- 9. Beyond the boundaries: themes for thinking and action in the promotion of family wellness and the prevention of child maltreatment / Geoffrey Nelson, Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson
Summary Based on extensive research over many years, with a broad range of participants in Canada and internationally, this collection of essays is an important contribution to the child welfare agenda. It deals with the promotion of emotional well-being in families, and the prevention of child maltreatment. Values, policies and resources are examined as both facilitators of, and barriers to, effective action.The authors interviewed nearly 150 people, including researchers, policy makers, social workers and clients of the child welfare system. Both theoretical and practical issues emerge, as the authors discuss the social context of abuse and the scientific context wherein policy is made. They conclude that the following social conditions are essential in effectively reducing abuse: upheld values of self-determination and the health of children; sufficient material and psychological resources for children and families; family-friendly parental leave and child support policies, and empirically grounded and tested prevention programs. Contained within the work is extensive examination of current issues in Aboriginal child welfare. The authors advocate certain collective approaches to child-raising, inspired by current and historical Aboriginal practices. Promoting Family Wellness is of relevance to all those involved in child welfare, and to researchers and students too. It is readable and clear enough to be of interest to the general reader who is interested in this intellectually complex and emotionally fraught topic.mbolism
Analysis Family social work - Canada
Child abuse - Prevention - Canada
Social Work with Children - Canada
Child welfare - Canada
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages [449]-529
Subject Child abuse -- Canada -- Prevention.
Child welfare -- Canada.
Social work with children -- Canada.
Family social work -- Canada.
Author Peirson, Leslea.
Nelson, Geoffrey B. (Geoffrey Brian)
LC no. 2002392173
ISBN 0802083838 paperback