Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
Despite an abundance of literature stressing the need to prevent child maltreatment and foster care placement, information related to the prevention of foster care placement and child maltreatment from a parent's perspective is virtually nonexistent. This research utilized qualitative research techniques to elicit parental perspectives on the prevention of foster care placement and child maltreatment. Results were analyzed utilizing Belsky's (1980) ecological framework for child maltreatment and a risk and protective framework. Results are discussed in terms of theoretical, research, practical and personal implications. Practical implications stress the importance of creating interventions which (a) strive to build self-esteem, (b) provide support for common parenting difﬁculties, and (c) which eliminate the abusive cycle of violence.
Belliveau, Tammie O., "Barely a whisper in the system: Parents' perspectives on the prevention of foster care placement" (1997). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 644.