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Feminist perspectives on social inclusion and children's well-being
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
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
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
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
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
Lists research and articles from all disciplines relevant to Aboriginal children, youth and the well being of the Aboriginal family. (See Details)
Published: 2005
NEEDERS TO LEADERS: CARS for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities

This report is on the CARS for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities (RRNA) project designed to increase the participation of mothers in the development and delivery of local services in RRNA communities across Canada. The project model involved training women, primarily young mothers, from two communities in every province and territory to use a pre-tested community development process called CARS (Communities Achieving Responsive Services).

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Published: January 2009
Reduced poverty = better health for all: 2010 report card on child and family poverty in Canada: 1989 – 2010

Report cards on child and family poverty stating,Canada’s economic recovery hinges on federal leadership to pull recession victims out of the poor house and prevent Canadians from plunging into deeper poverty.” Compares most recent child and family poverty rate compared to 21 years ago, when Parliament unanimously resolved to end child poverty by 2000, and finds that 610,000 children (2008 LICO after-tax) and their families lived in poverty even before the recession hit.

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Published: 2010