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ERIC Number: EJ872105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Processes of Discernment when Considering Issues of Neglect in Child Protection Practice
Hoskins, Marie L.; White, Jennifer
Child & Youth Care Forum, v39 n1 p27-45 Feb 2010
The researchers describe a study conducted to explore how child protection practitioners negotiate their way through ambiguous and contradictory evidence when working with families under a "suspicion" of neglect. In depth interviews were conducted in order to understand the processes of discernment that practitioners used to determine how to proceed. Through our practitioners' practice narratives, we provide a glimpse into the complex relationship between discernment, identity and contexts where neglect is a concern. Implications for training, education, and practice are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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