Please note that there are two different conference venues:
June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Impacts of Child Protection Proceedings on Resilience of Children an Families - Ursula Leuthold

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Impacts of Child Protection Proceedings on Resilience of Children an Families
Presenter: Ursula Leuthold (University of applied science Lucern, Switzerland)
Introduction: In Switzerland and the US authorities take action into the privacy of families to protect children from harm. Child protection compound legal aspects as well as general values of the dominant culture and assumption why families experience difficulties. It is asked: What impacts have different child protection systems on resilience? 
Methods: The approach to the research question is a qualitative one. Through semi-structured interviews with child protection workers in the US and Switzerland different rationalities in the proceedings have been identified. In reference to the social ecological definition of resilience (Ungar & Liebenberg, 2011) the impact on the processes of navigation and negotiation of children and families are interpreted.
Findings: The hypotheses are that a wide discretion and a tendency to prefer consensual solutions build on a trusting relationship between families and social worker. Making meaningful resources available/ accessible and facilitate navigation is emphasized. A lack of clarity in responsibilities and decision power hinders negotiation processes for children and families.  

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Ursula Leuthold

Lecturer, University of applied sience Lucern (HSLU)

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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