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Child welfare systems and migrant children, a cross country study of policies and practice, edited by Marit Skivenes ... [et al.]

Label
Child welfare systems and migrant children, a cross country study of policies and practice, edited by Marit Skivenes ... [et al.]
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Main title
Child welfare systems and migrant children
Oclc number
887850772
Responsibility statement
edited by Marit Skivenes ... [et al.]
Series statement
International policy exchange series
Sub title
a cross country study of policies and practice
Summary
The book examines where, why and to what extent immigrant children are represented in the child welfare system in different countries. These countries include Australia/New Zealand, Belgium/the Netherlands, England, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, and the United States-all of them having different child welfare philosophies and systems as well as histories and practices in immigration. By comparing policies and practices in child welfare systems (and welfare states), especially in terms of how they conceptualize and deal with immigrant children and their families, we address an immensely important and pressing issue in modern societies. Immigrants in the child welfare system are a critical issue and they seem to face serious challenges that are evident across countries. These are challenges related to lack of language proficiency, lack of knowledge about cultural and social aspects and about the public systems of the destination country. Perhaps most relevantly, the challenges may include collisions of ideas and beliefs about how to raise children, about children's place in the family and society, and about children's rights
Table Of Contents
Child welfare systems and migrant families : an introduction -- How the Finnish child protection system meets migrant families and children -- How the Norwegian child welfare system approaches migrant children -- Immigrant children and families in the child welfare system : the Netherlands -- Immigrant children and families in the child welfare system in Austria -- Child welfare systems and immigrant families : the case of Spain -- Public services and migrant minors in Italy : a new path for social work -- The United States : child protection in the context of competing policy mandates -- Child welfare systems and immigrant families : Canada -- Child welfare and migrant families and children : a case study of England -- Child protection of migrants in Australia -- Immigrant children and families in Estonian child protection system -- Migrant children and child welfare : a contested challenge
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