This legislation is very important to protecting children. Part seven this document looked at childcare practitioners and how to do their job. This looked at the environment and the space the children need and does it have quality standards. This legislation looks at the best interest of the child in the family home and is very child centred. The Childcare Act 2006 looks at the standard of childcare services.
Structure with Children is an important thing for a child to have in their life. Without it they will not really know right from wrong. They will not have the right guidance that they need in their life to make good decisions. “Consistency, predictability, and follow-through are important for creating structure in the home.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) In “Welding with Children”, “Paul’s Case”, and “American Dropout” they all give examples of bad parenting structure, good structure and how it will effect their future.
Consistent with the value of personalismo, parents stress the importance of a good relationship with their worker and the implications to their case. Child welfare policy is another factor that can impact workers’ abilities to provide culturally congruent services. Conflicts with child welfare workers may arise as policies that guide the public child welfare system practices are child centered and reflect main-stream values influenced by individualistic world views. The findings from this qualitative study indicate that substantial change is required if we truly aim to provide culturally congruent and relevant services to the families served by the public child welfare system. Towards this aim, child welfare practice and policies need (1) to be informed by the families’ perspectives, and (2) to address child welfare workers’ need for training and support.
The collaborative effort of both the social worker and the family would prevent problems that cause children from coming into care, but, also protecting the well being of the child, and formulating meaningful solutions unique to their situations. In working along side families, we are able to address larger structural and systematic barriers and powers that should be held responsible for their (families and child) situation. Such as the overrepresentation of racialized and Aboriginal children in the system; systemic racism, poverty/ low income related situations; living on minimum wage. By taking a critical look at the structural and systemic barriers that lead to such situations, we can also see how societal views can influence the way in which the social worker makes decisions regarding whether or not to place the child in care or not. The definition and common ideology of what constitutes child maltreatment, is generally constructed around parent failing and thus, parent blaming (Hick & Stokes, p.161.
Empowerment Theory, It’s a process of increasing personal, interpersonal power so that children, young persons and families can take action to improve their wellbeing (Gutierrez 1999,p.229). Children and families cannot participate actively unless they are empowered. Empowerment emphasizes strength and capacities. Child perspective, this means a child friendly perspective that is informed by new approaches to the study and analysis of children and childhood (James and Prout 1990),( http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/4/893/pdf).Child must in all circumstances be seen as individuals with same rights and interests and should be given a open platform just as adults to express their views as stipulated in the convention the rights of the child
The assumption created by having any form of child welfare policy is that parents will encounter some form of hardship while raising their children one way or another. However, one could assume that it is because of this assumption that parents will encounter hardship that Sweden has turned to providing a universal model of services. One assumption that the SSA is intended to serve the best interest of the child although, it does not define what constitutes as the best interest of the child. Another assumption made by the SSA is a very base line of how children should be raised. Every municipality in Sweden is expected to provide the basic social services outlined in the act.
The theory is essential within the psychological research of childhood development and adult love relationships, because it provides an explanation of how the child will attach to the caregiver, and how this attachment will continue throughout life and adult love relationships (McLeod, 2009). According to Bowlby, the four main characteristics of attachment are Safe Haven, which is the ability to rely on caregiver for comfort and safety, Secure Base, which is the action of the caregiver who will create security for the infant, Proximity Maintenance, which is the infant’s desire to be close to the caregiver, and Separation Distress, which is the infant feeling distressed when the caregiver is not present (Cherry,
Compare and contrast the family values and traditions of three different cultures. How do the values, communication and spirituality resemble or differ from yours? What impact might these values have on the definition of child abuse/neglect? (1-2 pages) The three different cultures I will be comparing and contrasting will be Native American, African American and Hispanic. These three cultures share some similarities in their traditional value such as child rearing, where the training of children are not only done by the parents, but the extended family and community members also contribute in the growth of the child, by encouraging, correcting and educating them in the proper way to behave in the society.
There is DHS which is the Department of Human Services, DCFS, which is the Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Child Welfare Services, and much more. “Child Welfare Services focuses on providing services to families in order to keep children safe and build upon strengths to ensure families can be successful without government intervention. DHS, DCFS, and DHHS all provide assistants to families in which child abuse occurred to prevent
They reflected and critique, but with intentions of learning and acquiring the best possible solutions of ensuring equity in service support and inclusion of all children. Brabeck, (2003) proposes that it’s from such ways that professionals learn to work together to meet the needs of children and youth, when they are drawn into partnership and effective communication among themselves. Therefore, in the context of reflection, the present study illuminates that critical reflection is part of interprofessional collaboration, it requires strong values of being interprofessional with strong commitments, time, trust and openness to address complex issues that may affect the main goal of providing equity services in an inclusive school. Informal networks and communication Even though the professionals stressed the importance of formal communication as process to effect the practice of inter-professional collaboration, likewise they hailed the impact of informal meetings as well. They consistently expressed about how they informally communicated to find better ways of addressing every child’s needs in the school.