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Engaging mothers and fathers: Challenges for social service practices with parents

Principal Investigator: Juilia Krane
Co-Investigators:            L. Davies, & B. Featherstone
Funding Source:              Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
Period:                                 2007–2010 

This research investigates social work relationships with mothers and fathers in response to their children's difficulties by undertaking qualitative case studies of three distinct social service settings that respond to the needs of families during times of difficulty with a child: a hospital social service department, a community-based family service agency, and child welfare agency. This project has direct appeal to social workers and allied professionals who will be invited to rethink policies, procedures and practices that often unwittinglyreproduce both mother blame and the invisibility of fathers in relation to their children’s well-being. The results of this research will be disseminated to include training materials and workshop presentations to professionals dealing with children and their families.

 

For more information on this project, please contact julia [dot] krane [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Julia Krane)