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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2003): Child Welfare - Overseas

ALL-AMERICAN FAMILIES

M. Ivory

Community Care, May 8th-14th 2003, p. 30-31

Presents a case study of kinship care in San Francisco. In kinship care looked-after children are cared for by members of their extended family rather than by the state or foster carers. Discusses potential for introducing kinship care in the UK.

THE IDEA OF PARENT EDUCATION IN THE FINNISH TRADITION OF CHILD WELFARE: A HISTORICAL REVIEW

J. Hämäläinen

Social Work in Europe, vol. 10, 2003, p. 9-14

Presents an overview of the development of parent education within the Finnish child welfare system from the 18th century, based on an analysis of legal and policy documents. Up to World War II parent education centred on the promotion of national unity through the inculcation of shared Christian values into the child. Since the War it has emphasized securing the well-being and healthy development of the individual child, and on promoting his/her autonomy and self-determination.

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