ERIC Number: EJ1126905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Jeffrey Baldwin: A Thematic Analysis of Media Coverage and Implications for Social Work Practice
Choate, Peter W.
Child Care in Practice, v23 n1 p21-33 2017
Jeffery Baldwin died in 2002 in the care of his maternal grandparents. The case received intense media attention at various times over an almost eight-year period. Along with other public documents, the media coverage permits an analysis of the practice errors by Child Protection Services that are related to the failure to protect Jeffrey. Nine key themes emerged around core child protection practices: opening a file; the role of prior knowledge; issues related to assessment; knowing the child and their needs; the role of culture; case supervision; the child as the client; the enmeshment of child abuse; and the role of stability and healing. This analysis offers key lessons to be learned from such cases.
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, News Reporting, Social Work, Child Safety, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Social Services, Case Studies, Operations Research, Grievance Procedures, Error Patterns, Mass Media Role, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Canada