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NCJ Number: NCJ 241560     Find in a Library
Title: Doing Harm While Doing Good: The Child Protection Paradox
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Author(s): Frank Ainsworth ; Patricia Hansen
  Journal: Child & Youth Services  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:April - June 2012  Pages:146 to 157
Date Published: 06/2012
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This study discusses the issue of removing a child from parental care in child abuse and neglect cases.
Abstract: Every Australian citizen expects state and territory governments to protect children from child abuse and neglect. Protecting children from harm is seen as good. This however is not a simple matter. The ultimate act in protecting children is to remove them from parental care. This causes trauma for the child and pain and distress for parents no matter how inadequately they may have been caring for their children. In that respect removing a child from parental care does harm to parents and children. This article explores the paradox of doing harm while doing good. The article has an Australian focus but the authors think that this issue affects child protection services in many countries. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Child Protection
Index Term(s): Child Care (Childcare) Services ; Rights of minors ; Child welfare ; Parental rights ; Parent education ; Child protection services ; Child protection laws ; Australia
Type: Issue Overview ; Legislation/Policy Analysis
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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