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Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world but, until now, Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there ... More


Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Lynne Haney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a powerful, innovative analysis of welfare policies and practices in Hungary from 1948 to the last decade of the twentieth century. Using a compelling mix of archival, interview, and ... More


Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Brid Featherstone

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349880
eISBN:
9781447301974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Since 1997, child-welfare services have been faced with new demands to engage fathers or develop father-inclusive services. This book emerges from work by the author as a researcher and educator over ... More


Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book offers an analysis and summary of the uses, abuses and limitations of attachment theory in contemporary child welfare practice, examining controversies and offering a new pedagogy that is ... More


Strategies of Expansion: Possibilities and Limitations

Lynne Haney

in Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The maneuverability and level of integration of women in the welfare society in Hungary was undermined with the rise of welfare maternalism, where state actors subjected women's mothering to higher ... More


Coda: love reawakened?

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This coda summarises the main arguments of this book. It calls for the ethical use of attachment theory. All theories are tools, and tools need to be used in the right way, addressing the thing they ... More


Social work and the attachment story: a felicitous bond?

Sue White, Matthew Gibson, David Wastell, and Patricia Walsh

in Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336914
eISBN:
9781447336969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336914.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the symbiotic relationship between child welfare professional practice, social work in particular, and the ascent of attachment theory. The development of social work had ... More


Research, policy and practice

Nick Frost and Bernie Jackson

in Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335801
eISBN:
9781447335856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335801.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines research evidence that underpins family group conferences (FGCs) and addresses its implications for policy and practice. There are powerful value-based reasons for engaging with ... More


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