Evolving networks of relative care : alliance and exclusion

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Title: Evolving networks of relative care : alliance and exclusion
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3007
Date: May-1999
Abstract: The chapter traces the processes involved through the decision-making, assessment and post-assessment stages of kinship Care. It examines the ways in which case management practices, derived primarily from an application of a traditional foster care approach, impact on the evolution of the kinship care networks. A process-oriented descriptive account of the evolution of the networks is presented. The multiple perspectives on issues offered by the birth parents, children, relatives and social workers involved was an important feature of this Irish study. A post-Milan systemic framework, drawing principally on the 'fifth province model', is the main theoretical frame used to orientate the study.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Ashgate
Copyright (published version): 1999 Ashgate
Keywords: Systemic;Kinship care;Conceptual framework;Ireland;Fifth province
Subject LCSH: Kinship care--Ireland
Child welfare--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Greeff, R. (ed.). Fostering kinship : an international perspective on kinship care
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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