Child welfare practice, which has evolved in Canada over the past hundred years, has been based on Euro-centric values and worldviews. These have caused considerable harm to Aboriginal individuals and communities and continue to contribute to outcomes for Aboriginal children that are not encouraging. A conceptual framework for effecting reconciliation between mainstream and Aboriginal child welfare is presented. The framework is composed of four aspects of reconciliation related to each other in a circular fashion, Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare and five principles to guide the way forward. Together these represent "touchstones of hope" for Aboriginal children, youth, and families.
Canadian CW research
Brown, I., Chaze. F., Fuchs, D., Lafrance, J., McKay, S., & Thomas Prokop, S. (Eds.). Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairie. Prairie Child Welfare Consortium / Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare: pp. 59-87.
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