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Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Brid Featherstone (Editor), Carol-Ann Hooper (Editor), Jonathan Scourfield (Editor), Julie Taylor (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-68187-9

Feb 2010

320 pages

In Stock

$64.95

Description

Considers ways in which raising questions about gender can help researchers and practitioners better understand family relationships and issues in children's development
  • Draws on current developments in thinking about gender relations
  • Offers an overview of sociological, psychological and developmental perspectives on family relationships, child welfare outcomes and the practice/policy realities of professional interventions with families
  • Chapters address range of service settings; including family support, child health, education, child protection, domestic violence, ‘looked after’ children and youth justice
Notes on Contributors.

1 Gender and Child Welfare in Society: Introduction to Some Key Concepts (Jonathan Scourfield).

2 Exploring the Relationship between Gender and Child Health: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Economic Resource Countries (Lorraine Green and Julie Taylor).

3 Gender, Child Maltreatment and Young People's Offending (Carol-Ann Hooper).

4 Gender and Schooling (Shereen Benjamin).

5 Are Abused Women 'Neglectful' Mothers? A Critical Reflection Based on Women's Experiences (Simon Lapierre).

6 The Clock Starts Now: Feminism, Mothering and Attachment Theory in Child Protection Practice (Julia Krane, Linda Davies, Rosemary Carlton and Meghan Mulcahy).

7 Engaging Fathers – Promoting Gender Equality? (Brid Featherstone).

8 Working with Violent Male Carers (Fathers and Stepfathers) (Mark Rivett).

9 The Family Group Conference in Child Welfare: A View from New Zealand (Margaret McKenzie).

10 Gender in Residential Childcare (Mark Smith).

11 Therapeutic Options in Child Protection and Gendered Practices (Trish Walsh).

Index.