Protecting Children

Presentation to the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention from the Métis Settlements of Alberta. ... In J. Carriere (Ed.), Aski Awasis: Children of the earth—first peoples speaking on adoption (pp. 105–120). Fernwood.


Author: Kathleen Kufeldt

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781773382555

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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Focusing on children who are subject to welfare intervention, Protecting Children addresses the challenges and issues of the child welfare system and provides foundational knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. This edited collection begins with a review of key concepts, including child development, attachment, and resilience theories; social policies; family law; and ethics. Highlighting the translation of theory into practice, the contributors discuss current services and the search for best practice internationally, as well as explore Indigenous child welfare and offer conclusions and recommendations to promote positive outcomes for children and families involved in the system. Scholars, researchers, and practitioners from across the globe provide insight on a wide range of timely issues, such as the risk of reductionism, limits to predictability, pragmatic issues, as well as the disproportional presence in the care system of minority groups, including Indigenous children, children of new immigrants and refugees, children in LGBTQ communities, and children of the poor. This foundational volume is an important resource for courses in social work and child welfare. FEATURES - includes contributions from researchers, practitioners, and scholars from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States - highlights Indigenous authors and personal stories of service users, and includes figures and tables throughout the text, as well as section introductions and conclusions to situate main theories and concepts for students

Walking This Path Together

Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare Practice, 2nd Edition Jeannine Carrière, Susan Strega. Qwul'sih'yah'maht [Robina Thomas] ... Her publications include Aski Awasis Children of the Earth: First Peoples Speaking on Adoptions.


Author: Jeannine Carrière

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781773633992

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Walking This Path Together is an edited collection devoted to improving the lives of children and families that come to the attention of child welfare authorities by demonstrating and advocating for socially just child welfare practices. In this new, updated edition, authors provide special consideration to the historical and political context of child welfare in Canada and theoretical ideas and concrete practices that support practitioners, educators and students who are looking for anti-racist, anti-oppressive and anti-colonial perspectives on child welfare practice.

Reconfiguring Citizenship

His final placement was in a children and families agency in Canada. ... Jeannine has 30 years' experience in Aboriginal child and family services, a PhD and several publications including Aski Awasis Children of the Earth: First ...


Author: Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317070450

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Citizenship as a status assumes that all those encompassed by the term 'citizen' are included, albeit within the boundaries of the nation-state. Yet citizenship practices can be both inclusionary and exclusionary, with far-reaching ramifications for both nationals and non-nationals. This volume explores the concept of citizenship and its practices within particular contexts and nation-states to identify whether its claims to inclusivity are justified. This will show whether the exclusionary dimensions experienced by some citizens and non-citizens are linked to deficiencies in the concept, country-specific policies or how it is practised in different contexts. The interrogation of citizenship is important in a globalising world where crossing borders raises issues of diversity and how citizenship status is framed. This raises the issue of human rights and their protection within the nation-state for people whose lifestyles differ from the prevailing ones. Besides highlighting the importance of human rights and social justice as integral to citizenship, it affirms the role of the nation-state in safeguarding these matters. It does so by building on Indigenous peoples' insights about linking citizenship to connections to other people and the environment and arguing for the inalienability and portability of citizenship rights guaranteed collectively through international level agreements. These issues are of particular concern to social workers given that they must act in accordance with the principles of democracy, equality and empowerment. However, citizenship issues are often inadequately articulated in social work theory and practice. This book redresses this by providing social workers with insights, knowledge, values and skills about citizenship practices to enable them to work more effectively with those excluded from enjoying the full rights of citizenship in the nation-states in which they reside.

Intimate Integration

... Johnston, Children and the Welfare System, 106–20; see also Carrière, Aski Awasis/Children of the Earth. 68 Mercredi and Chartier, “Status of Child Welfare Services.” 69 Mercredi and Chartier, “Status of Child Welfare Services.


Author: Allyson Stevenson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487520458

Category: Child welfare

Page: 352

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Intimate Integration is an important analysis of the "Sixties Scoop" and post-World War II child welfare legislation in North America.

ohpikin wasowin Growing a Child

aski awasis/Children of the Earth: First Peoples Speaking on Adoption, 83–104. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing. King, Malcolm, Alexandra Smith, and Michael Gracey. 2009. “Indigenous Health Part 2: e Underlying Causes of the ...


Author: Leona Makokis

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781773634203

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Western theory and practice are over-represented in child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this collection invert the long-held, colonial relationship between Indigenous peoples and systems of child welfare in Canada. By understanding the problem as the prevalence of the Western universe in child welfare services rather than Indigenous peoples, efforts to understand and support Indigenous children and families are fundamentally transformed. Child welfare for Indigenous peoples must be informed and guided by Indigenous practices and understandings. Privileging the iyiniw (First people, people of the land) universe leads to reinvigorating traditional knowledges, practices and ceremonies related to children and families that have existed for centuries. The chapters of ohpikinâwasowin/Growing a Child describe wisdom-seeking journeys and service-provision changes that occurred in Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory on Turtle Island. Many of the teachings are nehiyaw (Cree) and some are from the Blackfoot people. Taken together, this collection forms a whole related to the Turtle Lodge Teachings, which expresses nehiyaw stages of development, and works to undo the colonial trappings of Canada’s current child welfare system.

Indian School Road

First Nations and Métis people who had been adopted to white families spoke out in the 2010 book, Aski Awasis/Children of the Earth: First Peoples Speaking on Adoption, edited by Jeannine Carrière. In several cases, these children had ...


Author: Chris Benjamin

Publisher: Nimbus+ORM

ISBN: 9781771082150

Category: History

Page: 258

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The scandalous history of neglect, abuse, and exploitation at a residential school for children—and the ongoing effects in the decades since it closed. In Indian School Road, journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of Canada’s Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives for the first time. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school’s nearly forty years of operation, from 1930 to 1967, and beyond. Exposing the raw wounds of the twenty-first-century Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as the struggle for an inclusive Mi’kmaw education system, Indian School Road is a comprehensive and compassionate narrative history of the school that uneducated hundreds of Aboriginal children.

Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood

First Peoples Child and Family Review, 5(1), 50–56. Peacock, C., & Morin, D. (2010). The Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency open custom adoption program. In J. Carrière (Ed.), Aski awasis/children of the Earth: First Peoples speaking on ...


Author: Varda R. Mann-Feder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190630492

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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The transition to adulthood is a longer and more complex process than it was just a few decades ago, and a growing number of youth and young adults experience significant challenges in the establishment of an autonomous and independent lifestyle when compared to previous generations. Successful high school graduation followed by employment is no longer the inevitable trajectory for young people, especially in the current socio-economic context where jobs are less accessible and more demanding in terms of specialized skills and higher academic qualifications. Unable to rely on family for emotional and financial support, vulnerable youth, who grow up in substitute care, are especially effected by the lengthening of this transition to adulthood. The dismal outcomes for youth growing up in care are by now well-documented, and more recently, a range of models have been proposed to help advance our understanding of these outcomes and how to forestall them. However, the literature on leaving care has long suffered from the absence of theory that could guide meaningful intervention. In response to this gap, Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood offers a comprehensive overview of the newest contributions to this area in relation to theory, in addition to the Theory of Emerging Adulthood, while also featuring cutting-edge research and best practices that support adjustment across a range of domains for this population. International in scope, this book focuses on bringing together major advances that span the literature on transitioning to adulthood within the care system, offering a unique and important contribution to the field.

International Indigenous Voices in Social Work

Aski Awasis/children of the earth: First Peoples speaking on adoption. Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing. Chartrand, P. 2007. Niw_Hk_M_Kanak [All My Relations]: Métis-First Nations relations, research paper for the National Centre for ...


Author: Michael Anthony Hart

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443898331


Page: 280

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In 2013, the International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference was held in Winnipeg, Canada, with Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from all over the world. This book is a collaboration of works stemming from this conference, and reflects the conference’s theme of Indigenous Knowledges: resurgence, implementation and collaboration. As Indigenous scholars and practitioners and non-Indigenous allies, the contributors here see the importance of Indigenous Knowledges for social work and related professions. Furthermore, they recognize that the colonial structures that are in place throughout the globe can only be dismantled through reliance on Indigenous knowledges and practices. This book makes a leading and impactful contribution to these anti-colonial and Indigenist efforts.

Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions

Maintaining identities: The soul work of adoption and aboriginal children in Aski Awasis/children of the Earth First Peoples speaking on adoption. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing. Council on Accreditation (COA). (2014).


Author: Rowena Fong

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540827

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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With essays by well-known adoption practitioners and researchers who source empirical research and practical knowledge, this volume addresses key developmental, cultural, health, and behavioral issues in the transracial and international adoption process and provides recommendations for avoiding fraud and techniques for navigating domestic and foreign adoption laws. The text details the history, policy, and service requirements relating to white, African American, Asian American, Latino and Mexican American, and Native American children and adoptive families. It addresses specific problems faced by adoptive families with children and youth from China, Russia, Ethiopia, India, Korea, and Guatemala, and offers targeted guidance on ethnic identity formation, trauma, mental health treatment, and the challenges of gay or lesbian adoptions

Mothers of the Nations Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance Reclaiming and Recovery

Sohki Aski Esquao (Jeannine Carrière)is Métis from the Red River area of southern Manitoba. ... She has a number of publications including the manuscriptAski Awasis Children of the Earth: First Peoples Speaking on Adoption(2010).


Author: Lavell Memee. Harvard

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781926452357

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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The voices of Indigenous women world-wide have long been silenced by colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that their positions of respect within their families and communities might be reclaimed. The book explores issues surrounding and impacting Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts internationally. The book addresses diverse subjects, including child welfare, Indigenous mothering in curriculum, mothers and traditional foods, intergenerational mothering in the wake of residential schooling, mothering and HIV, urban Indigenous mothering, mothers working the sex trade, adoptive and other mothers, Indigenous midwifery, and more. In addressing these diverse subjects and peoples living in North America, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Philippines and Oceania, the authors provide a forum to understand the shared interests of Indigenous women across the globe.