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September 2004Vol. 5, No. 7Families as Partners

Treating families as partners in child welfare practice is the theme of Volume 19(2) of American Humane's journal, Protecting Children. In partnership-based practice, families are involved with child welfare agencies in goal setting, assessment, and intervention. Their participation is seen as necessary to the success of the solution and, ultimately, to building stronger networks and communities.

In addition to the introduction, "Advancing Partnership-Based Practice with Families," six articles address various facets of this topic:

  • "Building Solution-Focused Partnerships in Children's Protective and Family Services"
  • "Relationship-Grounded, Safety-Organized Child Protection Practice: Dreamtime or Real-Time Option for Child Welfare?"
  • "Creating a Constructive Practice: Family and Professional Partnership in High-Risk Child Protection Case Conferences"
  • "Partnership with Families and Risk Assessment in Child Protection Practice"
  • "Partnership Practice and Responsive Regulation"
  • "Partnership Working: Changing Understandings in Child Welfare Services in England"

Information about obtaining this issue of Protecting Children can be found on the American Humane website