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The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. Policy-makers recognize there is overlap between these systems. This article aims to investigate some of those reasons, and also...

The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services (Child and Family Services; CFS) in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. There is substantial overlap between the child welfare and youth justice systems, with...

Understanding Social Work and Child Welfare: Canadian survey and interviews with child welfare experts

In many ways, child welfare social workers in Canada mirror the simultaneous and complex relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction discussed in the literature. The findings also suggest that job satisfaction and perceived support may be key to counter-balancing vicarious trauma...

A Changing Child Welfare Workforce: What characteristics are valued in child welfare?

Although the child welfare workforce in Ontario attended to an estimated 125,281 child maltreatment investigations in 2013, little is known about the skills, education, and experiences of these investigating workers. This study examined data from five cycles over twenty years of Ontario Incidence...

Child and Youth-Centered Accountability: A guide for involving young people in monitoring and evaluating child protection systems

This Guide offers five key reasons for including youth within monitoring and evaluation and is intended to be used by those working within child protection systems.

Constructing Family from a Social Work Perspective in Child Welfare: A juggling act at best

Social workers from urban communities in the prairie region of Canada were surveyed on their understandings of family. Study findings suggest that social workers' construction of family and the decision they make about family life involve three primary themes: acceptance of diverse understandings...

Toolkit on Mapping Legal, Health and Social Services Responses to Child Maltreatment

This toolkit contains tips, recommended practices and resources for academics and decision-makers in child protection who are interested in conducting national or regional surveillance of agency response to child maltreatment and child maltreatment incidence through the collection of administrative...

Can Professionalization Legitimize Relational Child and Youth Care as a Best Practice?

The author highlights why relational CYC practice should be considered a best practice in out-of-home care services for children and youth.

The Cost and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even...

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality

Intersectionality as an approach and as a practice has emerged as one of the promising ways to promote health equity and social justice. It also helps us to consider how these positions interact with, and constituted by, social policy and social structures.

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