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"Missing voices": mothers at risk for or experiencing apprehension in the child welfare system in BC

Examines the experiences of mothers who have had their children apprehended by the child welfare system in British Columbia, or are at risk of the same. Presents recommendations.

Study of the mother-child program

Discusses the issue of mother-child separation and the existing mother-child program for federally sentenced women. Reveals because of the complexity of living situations experienced by mothers and children; each mother-child group is a unique case and must be treated individually using recognized assessment tools. Recommends that new strategies are needed that would be better suited to the culture and specific needs of mothers serving a federal sentence and their children

Published: 1995
Child abuse and neglect overview paper  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/html/childabueng.html

Provides introductory information on child abuse and neglect. Includes definitions of abuse, outlines the extent of the problem, and identifies some of the impacts on victims and abusers. Also includes information on preventing and reporting child abuse, and provides a list of relevant services and publications.

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Published: 1997
A handbook for health and social service providers and educators on children exposed to woman abuse/family violence  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femexpose_e.html

Discusses many issues that surround the issue of children exposed to family violence. Presents practical tools for assessing and delivering services to women and their children exposed to violence in the home.

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Published: 1999
Feminist perspectives on social inclusion and children's well-being  
http://www.laidlawfdn.org/files/children/luxton.pdf
Examines the policy concepts of social inclusion and exclusion in children’s policy from a feminist perspective. Argues that the feminist concept of social reproduction offers a corrective. Provides a framework for social inclusion that both invites debate about the maintenance and reproduction of society and makes children a priority. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Wife abuse: the impact on children  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femviofnfnts_e.html
Provides introductory information on the impact of wife abuse on children. Explores the scope of the problem and the links between wife assault and child abuse. (See Details)
Published: 1996
How to help children who witness abuse  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/how_to_help_a_child.html
Offers advice for mothers, teachers and child care workers on how to communicate with and provide support to a child who has witnessed domestic violence. (See Details)
The role of mental health professionals in assessing allegations of domestic violence in custody and access proceedings  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/1999/summer/role.shtml
Discusses definition and incidence of family violence, impact on children, risk assessment, psychological testing, incidence of false allegations and proposals for law reform. (See Details)
Published: 1999
In the best interests of children and mothers: a proposed child welfare response to violence against women  
http://www.oaith.ca/pdf/In_the_Best_Interests_of_Children_and_Mothers.pdf
Outlines a differential response within child welfare practice where woman abuse is identified. (See Details)
Published: 2003
A literature review and annotated bibliography on aspects of Aboriginal child welfare in Canada  
http://www.fncfcs.com/docs/AboriginalCWLitReview_2ndEd.pdf
Lists research and articles from all disciplines relevant to Aboriginal children, youth and the well being of the Aboriginal family. (See Details)
Published: 2005