Child and Family Welfare Review Papers (2001)
Faculty of Social Work
This paper explores the crown wardship process from the perspective of the child welfare worker. It is based on a qualitative analysis of interviews with child welfare workers who have been involved in the process of identifying children for crown wardship, in giving chances to mothers to demonstrate parenting ability, and finally, in negotiating and formalizing crown wardship agreements. The paper also explores how workers construct identities which allow them to cope with the emotional strains of this work.
Freymond, N. (2001). Getting over the magical hump: Placement decisions and emotional survival for child welfare workers (Rep., pp. 1-28). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University, Partnerships for Children and Families Project.