Adoption and Fostering, vol.28, Winter 2004, p.16-26
Kinship and foster carers in New Zealand can apply for additional guardianship of a looked after child where parental responsibility is shared, often with birth parents and the Child, Youth and Family service or sole guardianship where the parents' rights are suspended or removed entirely. Guardianship in New Zealand creates a secure sense of permanence for looked after children. The legal recognition of a formal order lends weight to the carers' parental authority and bestows a heightened sense of belonging on the child. Special guardianship, which is to be introduced in England in 2005, has the potential to be similarly valuable.
C.S. Clauss-Ehlers and M.D. Weist
New York, Kluwer, 2004
To help children successfully through the challenging world to adulthood, community-based resilience interventions are becoming more important than ever. Currently, resilience-based interventions are expanding to examine not only the internal strengths children and adolescents bring to a variety of situations, but also to explore how to leverage community and family resources in the context of a culturally diverse world. Key themes focus on:
L. Mondy and S. Mondy
Child Abuse Review, vol.13, 2004, p.433-440
NEWPIN is a centre-based intensive child protection and parent education intervention for children under five. Offers group therapy, play therapy, parenting information, peer support and vocational training for 20-25 vulnerable families. Article describes how NEWPIN uses the media to raise awareness of child protection issues in the community.
J. Cherrington and M. Breheny
Health, vol.9, 2005, p.89-111
Researchers take it for granted that early motherhood is undesirable, and that knowledge should be applied to reducing rates of teenage pregnancy. The dominant theme is that teenage pregnancy is an individual health or behavioural problem, in need of a psychological solution. Authors argue that teenage pregnancy is only a problem in the context od prevailing social norms, such as the institution of the family and heterosexual marriage.