ERIC Number: EJ967188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Family Engagement in the Perinatal Period and Infant Rights
Tsantefski, Menka; Humphreys, Cathy; Jackson, Alun C.
Child Welfare, v90 n4 p79-97 2011
The meaning of human rights for children is a contested issue; the notion of rights for unborn babies poses additional complexity. Drawing on data from a prospective case study of a specialist drug and alcohol obstetric provider and the statutory child protection service, this article discusses family engagement within a child-rights framework, and demonstrates how adherence to the "best interests" principle, in the absence of an appropriate service provision, excludes vulnerable mother/infant dyads from drawing on extended family support.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Child Abuse, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Programs, Infants, Childrens Rights, Data Analysis, Obstetrics, Models, Females, Adults, Foreign Countries, Safety, Intervention, Child Neglect, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand