TITLE

Processes of Discernment when Considering Issues of Neglect in Child Protection Practice

AUTHOR(S)
Hoskins, Marie L.; White, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Child & Youth Care Forum;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The researchers describe a study conducted to explore how child protection practitioners negotiate their way through ambiguous and contradictory evidence when working with families under a suspicion of neglect. In depth interviews were conducted in order to understand the processes of discernment that practitioners used to determine how to proceed. Through our practitioners' practice narratives, we provide a glimpse into the complex relationship between discernment, identity and contexts where neglect is a concern. Implications for training, education, and practice are included.
ACCESSION #
47835421

 

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