This is nothing new: child protection concerns and poverty
Thomson, Jane (2003) This is nothing new: child protection concerns and poverty. Children Australia, 28 (1). pp. 4-10.
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The title encapsulates the argument advanced in this paper. The author argues that the associative link between child protection concerns and poverty, although well accepted, is not incorporated into practice with families. The paper presents the results of a small scale qualitative study undertaken in the two North Queensland regional cities of Townsville and Mackay. The author undertook interviews with ten (10) Family Services Officers (FSOs) in the Department of Families (DoF).
Interviews revealed that FSOs agreed that family poverty is a stressor for child maltreatment. Participants differed in the extent to which they ascribed personal or societal responsibility for these family circumstances to deal with family poverty in a child protection practice and policy context. The paper argues that more can and should be done to help children and families in this regard.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||child protection; families; poverty|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940108 Distribution of Income and Wealth @ 51%|
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services @ 49%
|Deposited On:||10 Apr 2010 10:57|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 15:20|
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