Child and Adolescent Well-Being: Spiritually Sensitive Practice with Children, Youth, and Families

Hawkins, Catherine A.
January 2005
Child Welfare for the Twenty-First Century;2005, p246
Book Chapter
A chapter of the book "Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century" is presented. It distinguishes spirituality from religion, and discusses the debate regarding the inclusion of spirituality in social work. It defines spirituality is an inner search for the meaning and purpose of life while religion is an outer expression of faith. Opponents to a spiritually sensitive practice are observed declare that spirituality is subjective and is difficult to differentiate from religion. While proponents maintain that it is simply about love, compassion and dignity.


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