ABSTRACT

Discussing key contemporary issues in residential and foster care for children, this theoretically and empirically rich volume draws on new research from across Europe and Canada. Contributions stem from a broad spectrum of researchers and practitioners in the field, engaging in comparative international perspectives of problems of enduring relevance. This book particularly focuses on anti-oppressive practice, foster care, mainstreaming in education, ethnic origin, competency level and research as a tool in residential care. The book will make a significant impact to the literature on social work and child and family welfare.

chapter |9 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

PART I: CHALLENGES, INNOVATIONS AND EDUCATION: ELEMENTS IN ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE

chapter 1|20 pages

Anti-oppressive Practice: Why Bother?

ByJane Prior

chapter 2|15 pages

Changing the Horizon: Client Feedback as a Driving Force behind Innovations in Residential Child and Youth Care

ByErik J Knorth, John PM Meijers, Arianne Brouwer, Eek Jansen and Hans Du Prie

chapter 3|18 pages

The Development of a Residential Unit Working with Sexually Aggressive Young Men

ByAndrew Kendrick, Richard Mitchell, Mark Smith

part |2 pages

PART II: FOSTER CARE: PREPARING FOR, PRACTISING AND LIVING IN THE MIDST OF