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Constructing Family from a Social Work Perspective in Child Welfare: A juggling act at best

Social workers from urban communities in the prairie region of Canada were surveyed on their understandings of family. Study findings suggest that social workers' construction of family and the decision they make about family life involve three primary themes: acceptance of diverse understandings of family, safety and the best interest of the child, and professional discretionary decisions.

Randy Johner, PhD; Douglas Durst, PhD
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Journal article - open access